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The history of the Jansson family began in the historic kingdom of Schleswig, which is the northernmost state in western Germany. 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 Jansson derived from the personal names Jen, Jan, and Jon, which are all forms of the name John. The name John is originally derived from the Hebrew personal name Johanan, which literally means "Jehovah has favored."

Jansson Early Origins



The surname Jansson was first found in Holstein, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Although branches of this family are to be found in the Netherlands and Denmark, German branches were distinct and had their own history from early on.

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Jansson Spelling Variations


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Jansson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Jansen, Janssen, Jannsen, Jannssen, Janson, Jansson, Jansens, Janssens, Jannssens, Janzen, Jantzen, Janz, Jantz, Jans, Jaenz, Jaentz, Jaens, Jenz, Jentz, Jens, Jensen, Jenssen, Jensson, Jenzen and many more.

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Jansson Early History


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Jansson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jansson research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1783, 1813, 1829, 1837, 1860, 1875, 1878, 1880, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Jansson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jansson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jansson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included August Philipp Alexander Janson, a major and head of the 3rd Cuirassier regiment of the Prussian army, who received a title of nobility in 1829 in reward for his loyalty and...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jansson 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:

Jansson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anders Jansson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641
  • Carl Jansson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641
  • Mats Jansson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641
  • Michael Jansson, who landed in Delaware in 1641

Jansson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Christina Jansson, aged 14, arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1831
  • Carl J Jansson, aged 30, landed in New York in 1844
  • Anna Mathilda Jansson, aged 6, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Anna Bitta Jansson, aged 32, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Peter Johan Jansson, aged 3, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jansson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jansson (post 1700)



  • John Phillip Jansson (b. 1918), accomplished American architect and a member of various councils and architectural societies in New York City
  • Nanna Jansson (b. 1983), Swedish, Olympic ice hockey medalist
  • Mikael Jansson (b. 1965), Swedish politician
  • Jan-Magnus Jansson (1922-2003), Finnish politician
  • Herold Jansson (1899-1965), Danish Olympic gymnast and diver
  • Gustaf Jansson (b. 1922), Swedish Olympic marathoner
  • Folke Jansson (1897-1965), Swedish Olympic triple jump
  • Erik Jansson (1907-1993), Swedish Olympic road racing cyclist
  • Erik Jansson (1808-1850), leader of a Swedish pietist sect that emigrated to the United States in 1846
  • Camilla Sköld Jansson (b. 1957), Swedish politician
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Jansson Historic Events


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Jansson Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Carl Olof Jansson, aged 21, Swedish Third Class passenger from OrebroÖrebro who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible A

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Jansson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jansson 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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