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Olson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish


Early Origins of the Olson family



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

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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