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The surname Larson was first found in West Prussia and Denmark, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Larsen, Larson, Larsenn, Larsonn and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Larson research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Larson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Larson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lars Larson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825
  • L Larson, aged 24, landed in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • Johannes Larson, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Barth Larson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1849
  • Samuel Larson, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1850
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Larson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lars Andrew Larson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907
  • Esten Larson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1913
  • Mads Larson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914
  • Nels Larson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1923
  • Axel Werner Larson, who landed in Alabama in 1923
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Larson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomaston Larson, aged 40, a farmer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Maren Larson, aged 39, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Thomasten Larson, aged 10, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Edward Larson, aged 7, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Launtz Larson, aged 3, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
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  • William E. "Bill" Larson (1938-2015), American football player who played with the Boston Patriots in 1960
  • Jack Edward Larson (1928-2015), American actor, screenwriter and producer, best known for his portrayal of Jimmy Olsen on the TV series The Adventures of Superman
  • Kate Clifford Larson, American historian and Harriet Tubman scholar
  • Walter Larson, American businessman and founder of Larson International, a designer and manufacturer of amusement rides based in Plainview, Texas
  • Major Donald A. Larson (d. 1944), USAAF fighter pilot and ace killed in action on 4th of August 1944, eponym of the Larson Air Force Base, Washington
  • Major-General Westside T. Larson (1892-1977), American Commanding General of the VIII Fighter Command, High Wycombe, England (1945)
  • Nathan Larson (b. 1970), American film composer, musician, and author
  • Brie Larson (b. 1989), American actress and pop rock singer/songwriter
  • Ronald Edwin "Ron" Larson (b. 1941), American mathematician and author
  • Eric Larson (1905-1988), American animator for the Walt Disney Studios, one of the "Disney's Nine Old Men", he worked on Snow White, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and many more
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Larson Historic Events



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Nels Larson, Swedish Third Class Passenger from Gothenburg, Sweden who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Anton Larson (1910-1914), German Third Class Passenger from Hamburg, Germany who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Patrina Laura Larson (1868-1914), ne Norberg German Third Class Passenger from Hamburg, Germany who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
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  • Life in Nebraska and our Heritage by Ellen Larson.
  • The Larson Legacy by Lee Grippen.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zrich: 1894. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Larson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Larson 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.

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