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Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Carlsen. German surnames developed at a time when most of Schleswig, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Schleswig. Two of the common types of family names found in the Schleswig are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Carlsen derived from the Old German personal name Karl, which is derived from the Middle Latin word "carolus," which refers to an adult male.

Carlsen Early Origins



The surname Carlsen was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century 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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Carlsen Spelling Variations


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Carlsen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Karlson, Carlson, Karlsen, Carlsen, Karlsson, Karlssen, Carlsson and many more.

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Carlsen Early History


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Carlsen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carlsen research. Another 188 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1717 and 1827 are included under the topic Early Carlsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carlsen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carlsen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carlsen Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carlsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Brita Carlsen, who landed in New York City in 1847
  • Theodor Carlsen, who arrived in Colorado in 1899

Carlsen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Carlsen, a clerk, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlsen (post 1700)



  • Jacob Carlsen, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1902
  • Carl C. Carlsen, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 9th District, 1930
  • Sven Magnus Carlsen (b. 1990), Norwegian chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy, current World Chess Champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world as of November 22, 2013

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Carlsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carlsen 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 30 October 2015 at 09:52.

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