Olsson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


United States Olsson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olsson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hans Olsson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693 [1]
Olsson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catharina Albertina Olsson, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]
  • Maria Christina Olsson, aged 15, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Olof Benjamin Olsson, aged 51, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Magnus Olsson, aged 39, who arrived in America in 1851 [1]
  • Jon Olsson, aged 30, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Olsson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bernt Axel Olsson, who arrived in Alabama in 1923 [1]

New Zealand Olsson migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Olsson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Christian Olsson, (b. 1844), aged 28, Scandinavian farm labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]
  • Mrs. Anna Olsson, (b. 1843), aged 29, Scandinavian settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Olsson (post 1700) +

  • Ann-Margaret Olsson (b. 1941), birth name of Ann-Margaret, the Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer
  • Vic Olsson, New Zealand rower
  • Otto Olsson (1879-1964), Swedish composer and organist
  • Martin Olsson (b. 1988), Swedish footballer
  • Börje Kenny Olsson (1977-2007), Swedish speedway racer
  • Jonas Olsson (b. 1983), Swedish footballer
  • Jonas Olsson (b. 1970), Swedish football manager and former footballer
  • Johan Olsson (b. 1980), Swedish cross country skier and Olympic medalist
  • Johan Olsson (b. 1978), Swedish ice hockey forward
  • Jan Olof Olsson (1920-1974), Swedish writer and journalist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Elina Olsson (d. 1912), aged 31, Swedish Third Class passenger from Sodra BrantevikSödra Brantevik who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]
  • Mr. Nils Johan Göransson Olsson (d. 1912), aged 28, Swedish Third Class passenger from Eslöv, Skåne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]
  • Mr. Oskar Wilhelm Olsson, aged 32, Swedish Third Class passenger from Lunna, Orust Island who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible A [3]


  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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