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Michelson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, German


The name Michelson was born in the beautiful region of Bohemia, which is now part of Czechoslavakia. German surnames developed at a time when most of Bohemia, 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 distinguish themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Bohemia. The surname Michelson derived from the given name Michael, which derives in turn from the Hebrew Mika'el. It is composed of "mi" meaning "who," "ke," meaning "like," and "El," a shortened form of "Eloin," meaning "God," with the whole meaning of "who is like God," or "God-like." The popularity of the name Michael resulted from the devotion to the various Judeo-Christian holy figures bearing this name.

Early Origins of the Michelson family


The surname Michelson was first found in Bohemia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. 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.

Early History of the Michelson family


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Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1755, 1786, 1787, 1592, 1657, 1645 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Michelson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Michelson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Michael, Micheel, Michel, Meikle, Michler, Michaelis (Prussia), Michahelles (North Rhine) and many more.

Early Notables of the Michelson family (pre 1700)


During this early period, notable bearers of the name Michelson included Tobias Michael (1592-1657), a German composer and kantor of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, updated the church's hymnal in...
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Migration of the Michelson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Michelson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Michelson who settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1640

Michelson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Michelson, who landed in Virginia in 1750 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Michelson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Even Michelson, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Michelson (post 1700)


  • Goldie Michelson (1902-2016), née Corash, Jewish Russian-born, American supercentenarian who lived to be 113 years, 335 days
  • Albert Abraham Michelson (1852-1931), German/American physicist awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize in Physics

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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)

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