Carlsson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Carlsson. 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 Carlsson derived from the Old German personal name Karl, which is derived from the Middle Latin word "carolus," which refers to an adult male.
Early Origins of the Carlsson family
The surname Carlsson 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.
Early History of the Carlsson family
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Carlsson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Karlson, Carlson, Karlsen, Carlsen, Karlsson, Karlssen, Carlsson and many more.
Early Notables of the Carlsson family (pre 1700)
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Carlsson migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Carlsson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carl Carlsson, who arrived in New York in 1846
- Samuel Carlsson, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1846 
- Svante Gustaf Carlsson, aged 29, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 
- Swen Gustaf Carlsson, aged 29, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 
- Anders Carlsson, aged 25, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlsson (post 1700) +
- Janne "Loffe" Carlsson (1937-2017), Swedish musician, film and television actor
- Ingvar Costa Carlsson (b. 1934), Swedish politician
Historic Events for the Carlsson family +
- Bernt Wilmar Carlsson (1938-1988), Swiss Diplomat from New York, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died 
- Mr. Carl Robert Carlsson (d. 1912), aged 24, Swedish Third Class passenger from GoteborgGöteborg, Västergötland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking 
- Mr. August Sigfrid Carlsson (d. 1912), aged 24, Swedish Third Class passenger from Dagsås, Halland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking 
- Mr. Frans Olof Carlsson (d. 1912), aged 33, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html
- ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html