Carlstrom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Carlstrom family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Carlstrom 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.

Carlstrom migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carlstrom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Carlstrom, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Erik Carlstrom, aged 6, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Per Carlstrom, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Lam Carlstrom, aged 1, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Carlstrom (post 1700)

  • Albin Oscar "Swede" Carlstrom (1886-1935), American Major League Baseball shortstop
  • John E. Carlstrom (b. 1957), American astrophysicist, and Professor at the University of Chicago
  • Oscar E. Carlstrom (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Mercer County State's Attorney, 1916-20 [2]
  • Helen Carlstrom, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1996 [2]
  • Lennart Carlström, Swedish gold medalist orienteering competitor at the 1972 World Championships
  • Kjell Carlström (b. 1976), retired Finnish road racing cyclist

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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, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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