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Multiple Origins for the Surname Nilson



The origin of the distinguished Nilson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Nilson 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.

Nilson 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:

Nilson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Oluf Nilson, who landed in Delaware in 1655
  • Pavel Nilson, who arrived in Delaware in 1655
  • Marguerite Nilson, who arrived in South Carolina in 1679

Nilson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Nilson, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1842
  • C Nilson, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • Even Nilson, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Anders Nilson, who landed in Texas in 1848
  • Lars Nilson, aged 67, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nilson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aaron Nilson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nilson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nilson (post 1700)



  • Gustaf Nilson, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 1st District, 1899-1900

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Nilson Family Crest Products


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Nilson Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Nilson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nilson 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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