Carlson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origin of the distinguished Carlson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Carlson is derived from the Germanic personal name Carl, which means man. This name was very popular in Sweden, where it was the name of several kings, including the current monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf. The suffix -sson and its variants are translatable as son of.

Carlson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carlson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Carlson, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • Mrs. Carlson, aged 44, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [1]
  • Anders Carlson, aged 25, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [1]
  • Johan Carlson, who arrived in New York in 1849
  • Ludwig Theodor Carlson, aged 23, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Carlson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary S Carlson, who landed in Colorado in 1906 [1]
  • Nels Carlson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907 [1]
  • Johan Alfred Carlson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914 [1]
  • Alfred John Carlson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920 [1]
  • Carl Richard Carlson, who arrived in Alabama in 1923 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carlson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Carlson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Carlson, aged 37, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Carl Carlson, aged 28, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Carlson (post 1700)

  • John Carlson (d. 2016), American sportscaster who called New England Patriots games from 1980-1986
  • William H. Carlson, American politician, Mayor of San Diego, California, 1893-97 [2]
  • William E. Carlson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1952; Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1952 [2]
  • William C. Carlson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960, 1964 [2]
  • William Albion Carlson (1908-1990), American Republican politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1939-48; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1947-48 [2]
  • Walfred C. Carlson, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Washington, 1935-40 [2]
  • Victoria C. Carlson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1960 [2]
  • Victor E. Carlson, American politician, Village President of Deerfield, Illinois, 1942 [2]
  • Thomas M. Carlson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932, 1940, 1944 [2]
  • Tess Carlson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932, 1948; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1956 [2]
  • ... (Another 112 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Carlson family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Andrew Carlson, American Third Class Passenger from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]
Flight 191
  • Ms C Carlson, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [4]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. C. J. Carlson, Swiss 3rd Class passenger returning from Chicago, Illinois, USA going to Sweden, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Ray C. Carlson, American Seaman Second Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Harry Ludwig Carlson, (Bud) American Storekeeper Third Class from Connecticut, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [6]

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  4. ^ Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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