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Multiple Origins for the Surname Nilsson



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

Nilsson 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:

Nilsson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Miche Nilsson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627
  • Michel Nilsson, who arrived in Delaware in 1643
  • Nils Nilsson, who landed in Delaware in 1655
  • Michael Nilsson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Jonas Nilsson, who landed in Delaware in 1693
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nilsson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anders Peter Nilsson, aged 18, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Carl Johan Nilsson, aged 21, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Swen Nilsson, aged 66, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Lars Nilsson, aged 67, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Sven Nilsson, aged 18, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nilsson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nilsson (post 1700)



  • Katharine Nilsson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972
  • Joe Nilsson, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Washington, 1996
  • Buck Nilsson, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Florida State Senate 11th District, 1978
  • Fritz Roland Nilsson (1924-2014), Swiss Olympian who competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Monica Emma Josefin Nilsson (1969-2016), Swedish singer and actress
  • August Nilsson (1872-1921), Swedish Olympian who won gold for tug of war during the 1900 games
  • Erik Tommy Nilsson (b. 1960), Swedish rock singer and composer
  • Christina Nilsson (1843-1921), Countess de Casa Miranda, was a Swedish operatic soprano
  • Gunnar Nilsson (1948-1978), Swedish racing driver
  • Kent Åke "Kenta" Nilsson (b. 1956), retired Swedish professional ice hockey centre
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Nilsson Historic Events


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Nilsson Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Sigfrid Nilsson (1887-1914), Finnish Third Class Passenger from Helsingfors, (Helsinki), Finland who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. August Ferdinand Nilsson (d. 1912), aged 21, Swedish Third Class passenger from HorbyHörby, Skåne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Berta Olivia Nilsson, aged 18, Swedish Third Class passenger from Lysvik, Värmland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible D
  • Miss Helmina Josefina Nilsson, aged 26, Swedish Third Class passenger from Ramkvilla, Småland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 13

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. 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.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Nilsson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nilsson 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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