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Larson Early Origins



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.

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Larson Spelling Variations


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Larson Spelling Variations



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

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Larson Early History


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Larson Early History



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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Larson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Larson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Larson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Larson (post 1700)



  • 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
  • ... (Another 117 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Larson Historic Events


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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), née 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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Suggested Readings for the name Larson


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Suggested Readings for the name Larson



  • Life in Nebraska and our Heritage by Ellen Larson.
  • The Larson Legacy by Lee Grippen.

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Larson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    11. ...

    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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