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The origin of the distinguished Gustafsson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Gustafsson is derived from the Old Norse personal name Gustav. This name is composed of the tribal name Gaut and the word staf, which means staff or cudgel. The tribal name is thought by experts to be identical with that of the Geats, the Scandinavian tribe to which Beowulf belonged, and it is also thought to be akin to that of the Goths. Thus, the name Gustav literally means staff of the Geats or staff of the Goths. The suffix -sen and its variants are translatable as son of.

Gustafsson 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:

Gustafsson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johan Gustafsson, who arrived in Delaware in 1643
  • Brita Gustafsson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Gustaf Gustafsson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Hans Gustafsson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Jons Gustafsson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693

Gustafsson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jonas Gustafsson, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Johan Peter Gustafsson, aged 29, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Peter Gustaf Gustafsson, aged 37, landed in America in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gustafsson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gustafsson (post 1700)



  • Bo Gustafsson (b. 1954), Swedish Olympic medalist
  • Carl Anton Gustafsson (b. 1990), Swedish professional ice hockey player
  • Åke Gustafsson (1908-1988), Swedish scientist and poet
  • Toini Gustafsson (b. 1938), former Swedish skier
  • Rune Gustafsson, former Swedish track-and-field athlete
  • Eddie Gustafsson (b. 1977), Swedish footballer
  • Bengt Gustafsson (b. 1943), Swedish astronomer
  • Veikka Gustafsson (b. 1968), Finnish mountaineer

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Gustafsson Historic Events


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Gustafsson Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Johan Birger Gustafsson (d. 1912), aged 28, Finnish Third Class passenger from Ruotsinpyhtää who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Karl Gideon Gustafsson (d. 1912), aged 19, Swedish Third Class passenger from Myren, Synnerby, Västergötland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Alfred Ossian Gustafsson (d. 1912), aged 19, Finnish Third Class passenger from Kokkola who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Anders Vilhelm Gustafsson (d. 1912), aged 37, Finnish Third Class passenger from Ruotsinpyhtää who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Gustafsson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Gustafsson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gustafsson 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 23 August 2016 at 17:45.

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