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Olson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Danish , German , Norwegian , Swedish



Migration of the Olson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Olson, who arrived in New York in 1829 [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)
  • Charles Olson, aged 26, who arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1832 [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)
  • Gjermund Olson, who landed in Texas in 1846 [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)
  • Knud Olson, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [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)
  • Sven Olson, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Olson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Berndt Olson, who landed in Alaska in 1900 [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)
  • Edward Olson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907 [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)
  • Adolph Olson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1911 [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)
  • Christen Amundson Olson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1913 [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)
  • Ole Amundson Olson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1913 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Olson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Alexander Olson who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Haubet" departing 2nd July 1847 from Hamburg, Germany; the ship arrived on 1st September but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
  • Mr. Garry Olson, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Haubet" departing 2nd July 1847 from Hamburg, Germany; the ship arrived on 1st September but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
  • Mr. Gunild Olson, aged 5 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Haubet" departing 2nd July 1847 from Hamburg, Germany; the ship arrived on 1st September but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
  • Mr. Hirard Olson, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Haubet" departing 2nd July 1847 from Hamburg, Germany; the ship arrived on 1st September but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)

Contemporary Notables of the name Olson (post 1700)


  • Karl Arthur Olson (1930-2010), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1951 to 1957
  • Carl E. Olson (b. 1969), American non-fiction author
  • Carl "Bobo" Olson (1928-2002), American boxer, World Middleweight Champion between October 1953 and December 1955
  • Culbert Levy Olson (1876-1962), American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of California (1939-1943)
  • Captain Arlo L Olson, American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
  • Sergeant Truman O Olson (1917-1944), U.S. Army soldier, posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • James Olson (b. 1930), American actor, known for his roles in Commando (1985), The Andromeda Strain (1971) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
  • Frank Olson (1910-1953), American bacteriologist, biological warfare scientist, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who worked at Camp Detrick
  • Oscar Olson, American Olympic gold medalist for weightlifting at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Brigadier-General Raymond Ferdinand Olson (1891-1965), American Acting Adjutant-General of Oregon (1947) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Raymond Olson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Olson/Raymond_Ferdinand/USA.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Olson family



Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Robert L Olson (b. 1965), American Private 1st Class from Omaha, Nebraska, USA who died in the crash [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Glen Martin Olson, American Seaman Second Class from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking

Suggested Readings for the name Olson


  • Var Svenska Urstrung: A Family History of August and Jennie Olson by Rosanna Olson.
  • Johnson-Olson, Hire-Shuck: Ancestors of Maida J. Johnson by Bob Gillette.

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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)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 92)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Raymond Olson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Olson/Raymond_Ferdinand/USA.html
  4. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550


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