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Olson 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:

Olson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Olson, who arrived in New York in 1829
  • Charles Olson, aged 26, arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1832
  • Gjermund Olson, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Knud Olson, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Sven Olson, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • ... (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
  • Edward Olson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907
  • Adolph Olson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1911
  • Christen Amundson Olson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1913
  • Ole Amundson Olson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olson (post 1700)


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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)
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Olson Historic Events


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Olson Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Robert L Olson (b. 1965), American Private 1st Class from Omaha, Nebraska, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Suggested Readings for the name Olson


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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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Olson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Olson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olson 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 8 December 2016 at 17:22.

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