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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.

Carlsson Early Origins



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.

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Carlsson Spelling Variations


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Carlsson Spelling Variations



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

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Carlsson Early History


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Carlsson Early History



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

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Carlsson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carlsson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carlsson 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:

Carlsson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Carlsson arrived in New York in 1846
  • Samuel Carlsson, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1846
  • Svante Gustaf Carlsson, aged 29, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Swen Gustaf Carlsson, aged 29, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Anders Carlsson, aged 25, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlsson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlsson (post 1700)



  • Ingvar Costa Carlsson (b. 1934), Swedish politician

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Carlsson Historic Events


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Carlsson Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • 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

RMS Titanic

  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Carlsson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carlsson 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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