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The ancient and distinguished German surname laursen is derived from the personal name "Lorens," the German and Scandinavian variant of "Lawrence," a name of Latin origins denoting a "man from Laurentium." The name laursen indicates "son of Lorens," and was most likely first borne by the son of someone named Lorens.

laursen Early Origins



The surname laursen was first found in Hessen, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region. The earliest known bearer of the name was Lukas Laurencii, who was a painter in Mähren in 1447. In their later history, the family became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as it grew in wealth and influence.

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laursen Spelling Variations


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laursen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lorentz, Lorrentz, Lorenz, Lorentzen (Holstein), Laurenz, Laurens, Laverenz, Lafrenz, Lewerenz, Lohrenson, Lornsen, Lorant, Lorincz and many more.

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laursen Early History


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laursen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laursen research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1718, 1790, 1807, 1836, 1853, and 1854 are included under the topic Early laursen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laursen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laursen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name laursen were Hendrik Anton Lorentz (1853-1928), who was a Dutch physicist. His theory of the "Lorentz transformation", a restricted theory of relativity pre-dating Einstein, was published in 1903. He won the...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laursen 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:

laursen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Johan Peter Laursen, aged 23, originally from Holstebro, Denmark, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Hellig Olav" from Copenhagen, Denmark [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QD-2X9 : 6 December 2014), Johan Peter Laursen, 29 Jan 1919; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Hellig Olav, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anton Sigvard Laursen, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Hellig Olav" from Copenhagen, Denmark [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QD-GPJ : 6 December 2014), Anton Sigvard Laursen, 29 Jan 1919; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Hellig Olav, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name laursen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name laursen (post 1700)



  • Hans M. Laursen (1865-1916), Danish-born, American businessman and politician who served in the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Jens Laursen, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Polk County, 1938
  • Ulrik Rosenløv Laursen (b. 1976), Danish former professional footballer
  • Per Laursen (b. 1966), Danish darts player, ranked world number 127
  • Martin Laursen (b. 1977), Danish former footballer
  • Isabella Arendt Laursen (b. 1993), Danish politician, leader for the Christian Democrats's youth wing KDup

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QD-2X9 : 6 December 2014), Johan Peter Laursen, 29 Jan 1919; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Hellig Olav, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QD-GPJ : 6 December 2014), Anton Sigvard Laursen, 29 Jan 1919; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name Hellig Olav, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. 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).
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The laursen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laursen 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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