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Early Origins of the Carlson family


The surname Carlson was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The name Carlson itself comes ultimately from the Germanic personal name Carl, which was Latinized as 'Carolus'. Early forms of the name in Britain predate the Norman invasion, but some bearers of this name no doubt come from Norman stock. The suffix 'son' or 'ston' indicate a patronymic surname created from the name of a father or male relative. In Europe the name's popularity was in no small part due to the fame of Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) or 'Carolus Magnus' in Latin. The Saxon influence on English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but some Saxon surnames survived. The first record of a precursor to this family name was first referenced in the year 1208 when Carolus held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Carlson family


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Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1253 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Carlson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carlson Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Carlson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Carlson include: Charleston, Charleson, Charlson, Cherlson, Churlson and many more.

Early Notables of the Carlson family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Carlson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Carlson family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Carlson or a variant listed above:

Carlson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Carlson, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mrs. Carlson, aged 44, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anders Carlson, aged 25, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johan Carlson, who arrived in New York in 1849
  • Ludwig Theodor Carlson, aged 23, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carlson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary S Carlson, who landed in Colorado in 1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nels Carlson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johan Alfred Carlson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alfred John Carlson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Carl Richard Carlson, who arrived in Alabama in 1923 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carlson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Carlson, aged 37, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Carl Carlson, aged 28, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Carlson (post 1700)


  • John Carlson (d. 2016), American sportscaster who called New England Patriots games from 1980-1986
  • William H. Carlson, American politician, Mayor of San Diego, California, 1893-97 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William E. Carlson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952; Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William C. Carlson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Albion Carlson (1908-1990), American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1939-48; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1947-48 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Walfred C. Carlson, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Washington, 1935-40 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Victoria C. Carlson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1960 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Victor E. Carlson, American politician, Village President of Deerfield, Illinois, 1942 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas M. Carlson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932, 1940, 1944 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Tess Carlson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932, 1948; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 112 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Carlson family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Andrew Carlson, American Third Class Passenger from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

Flight 191

  • Ms C Carlson, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. C. J. Carlson, Swiss 3rd Class passenger returning from Chicago, Illinois, USA going to Sweden, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Ray C. Carlson, American Seaman Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
  • Mr. Harry Ludwig Carlson, (Bud) American Storekeeper Third Class from Connecticut, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html

Suggested Readings for the name Carlson


  • Memories, Peter E. Johnson 1855-1926, and the Descendants of Emil Anton Carlson, 1881-1950 by Fritzene Carlson Moore.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  4. ^ Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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