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The name Carson was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Carson family lived in Dumfriesshire, where the first mention of the Clan was of Morris Carson who was appointed Bailiff of the Isle of Man by King Alexander I of Scotland about 1100 A.D. They held a family seat at Accarsane.

Carson Early Origins



The surname Carson was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they are believed to be descended from the Irish Clan MacCarrghama of the Hy Fiachra and arrived on the south west Scottish coast about the 9th century. The clan built the famous Sweetheart Abbey. Sir Robert de Acarson (or de Carsan), a cleric witnessed a charter of Holm Cultram in 1276 and it may be the same Robert de Carsan who rendered homage to Edward I in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Carson Spelling Variations


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Carson Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Carson has appeared as Carson, Carsen and others.

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Carson Early History


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Carson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carson research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1305, and 1374 are included under the topic Early Carson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Carson In Ireland


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Carson In Ireland



Some of the Carson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Carson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Carson, who arrived in Maryland in 1676

Carson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Da Carson, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Elizabeth Carson, age 12 who was recorded in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767
  • Hugh Carson, age 40 who came to Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767
  • James Carson who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767 with his wife Jane, son John, and daughters Margaret and Mary
  • Ann Carson, who was recorded in Philadelphia in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Carson, aged 36, arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • James Carson, who arrived in America in 1805
  • George Carson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • John M Carson, aged 26, landed in New York in 1812
  • Johnson Carson, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sgt. William Carson U.E. (b. 1743) born in Ireland who settled in Prince Edward County, Ontario c. 1783 he enlisted in 1768 served in the 29th Regiment of Foot Soldiers, married twice with 2 children he died in 1829 in Marysburgh, Prince Edward County [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Carson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Carson, who landed in Canada in 1812
  • Jac, Carson, aged 30, arrived in Canada in 1812
  • William Carson, aged 30, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • John Carson, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
  • Isabella Carson, aged 24, a spinster, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834

Carson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Carson, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Carson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840
  • James Carson, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Ann Carson, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"
  • Eliza Carson, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Carson, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Carson, aged 22, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • John Carson, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • James Carson, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Jane Carson, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carson (post 1700)



  • Wayne Carson (1943-2015), born Wayne Carson Head, an American country musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known for his songs "Neon Rainbow", "The Letter" and "Always on My Mind"
  • Joanne Carson (1932-2015), American television talk show host and model, widow of Johnny Carson
  • Samuel Price Carson (1798-1838), American politician, Congressional Representative from North Carolina
  • Robert Carson (1909-1983), American Academy Award winning film and television screenwriter, novelist, and short story writer
  • Dr. Benjamin S. "Ben" Carson Sr. (b. 1951), American neurosurgeon and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • James H. Carson Jr. (b. 1935), American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1967; North Carolina State Attorney General, 1974-75
  • James M. Carson, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 32nd District, 1913-14
  • Janet M. Carson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Jo Ellen Carson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996, 2000
  • John Carson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008, 2012
  • ... (Another 74 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Carson Historic Events


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Carson Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Harold  Carson (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Gordon  Carson (1913-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. John  Carson (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Kathleen  Carson (1890-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Lillian  Carson (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Robert Carson, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Henrietta Carson, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Carson


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Suggested Readings for the name Carson



  • Carson-Bent-Boggs Genealogy by Quantrill McClung.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ne m'oubliez
Motto Translation: Don't forget me.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  9. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Carson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 September 2016 at 17:00.

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