Nielsson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Nielsson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Nielsson is derived from the Scandianavian personal name Njáll. This name is in turn derived from the Gaelic name Niall, which was adopted by Scandinavian settlers in Ireland. Over time, the forms Niels and Nils developed. The suffix -sson and its variants are translatable as son of.

Nielsson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nielsen, Nielson, Nielssen, Niellsen, Nilsen, Nilson, Nilssen and many more.


United States Nielsson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nielsson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anders Nielsson, aged 29, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Bengta Nielsson, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Britta Nielsson, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Gesel Nielsson, aged 33, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Hanna Nielsson, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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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