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Multiple Origins for the Surname Carlson



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 Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Mrs. Carlson, aged 44, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Anders Carlson, aged 25, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Johan Carlson arrived in New York in 1849
  • Ludwig Theodor Carlson, aged 23, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • ... (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
  • Nels Carlson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907
  • Johan Alfred Carlson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914
  • Alfred John Carlson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1920
  • Carl Richard Carlson, who arrived in Alabama in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carlson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlson (post 1700)



  • John Carlson (d. 2016), American sportscaster who called New England Patriots games from 1980-1986
  • C. Chester Carlson, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska Territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1949-52
  • Chester Floyd Carlson (1906-1968), American inventor, best known for having invented the process of electrophotography
  • Douglas W. "Doug" Carlson (1939-2013), American veterinarian, beef farmer, and politician, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (1971 to 1974) and (1977 to 1990)
  • Richard D. Carlson (1912-1977), American actor, television and film director, and screenwriter
  • Paul Carlson (1928-1964), American physician and medical missionary, best known for his work in the Congo
  • Kelly Lee Carlson (b. 1976), American actress and model
  • Brigadier General Evans Fordyce Carlson (1896-1947), U.S. Marine Corps leader of the World War II "Carlson's Raiders", credited with introducing the term "Gung-ho"
  • Dylan Carlson (b. 1967), American lead guitarist, lead singer of the group Earth
  • Curtis "Curt" Carlson (1914-1999), American businessman, founder of Gold Bond Stamp Company in 1938, later rebranded as Carlson, an international corporation in the hotel, restaurant, and travel industries
  • ... (Another 112 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Carlson Historic Events


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Carlson Historic Events




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 on May 29th 1914

Flight 191

  • Ms C Carlson, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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

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Suggested Readings for the name Carlson


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Suggested Readings for the name Carlson



  • Memories, Peter E. Johnson 1855-1926, and the Descendants of Emil Anton Carlson, 1881-1950 by Fritzene Carlson Moore.

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Carlson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Carlson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carlson 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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