Bjornson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Bjornson family can be traced to the rugged Scandinavian country of Norway. The surname Bjornson is derived from the Old Norse personal name Bjorn, which means bear. The suffix -sen and its variants are translatable as son of.

Bjornson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bjornson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bjorn Knut Bjornson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bjornson (post 1700)

  • Bjornsterne Martinius Bjornson (1832-1910), Norwegian writer and statesman
  • Maria Bjornson (b. 1949), British stage designer

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)
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