Samuelson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Samuelson comes from the baptismal name for the son of Samuel. This ancient Hebrew font name meaning name of God was not common in the Middle Ages, but was not necessarily of Jewish origin. There were many records of the surname Samuelson of English descent.

Early Origins of the Samuelson family

The surname Samuelson was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times. The family name first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Samuelson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Samuelson research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1551, 1569, 1559, 1628, 1628, 1676, 1654, 1694, 1689, 1690, 1690, 1694, 1674, 1748, 1674 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Samuelson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Samuelson Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Samuelson has appeared include Samwell, Samuel, Samuell, Samway, Samuels and others.

Early Notables of the Samuelson family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Samuel ( fl. 1551-1569), English divine and poet, perhaps connected with the Samwells of Northampton; Sir William Samwell (1559-1628), Auditor of the Exchequer to Queen Elizabeth I of England; William Samwell (1628-1676) was an English architect; and Sir Thomas Samwell, 1st Baronet (c.1654-1694), Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire from 1689 to 1690 and Northampton from 1690 to 1694. Edward Samuel (1674-1748), Welsh...
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Ireland Migration of the Samuelson family to Ireland

Some of the Samuelson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Samuelson migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Samuelson arrived in North America very early:

Samuelson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Samuelson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • C Samuelson, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1864 [1]
  • J Samuelson, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]
  • John Samuelson, aged 39, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Karin Samuelson, aged 10, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Samuelson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Erik W Samuelson, who landed in Mississippi in 1902 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Samuelson (post 1700) +

  • Ruth Culbertson Samuelson (1959-2017), American politician, Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (2007-2015)
  • Joan Benoit Samuelson (b. 1957), American marathon runner who won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics, first American women's Olympic marathon champion
  • Robert Jacob Samuelson (b. 1945), American contributing editor for Newsweek and The Washington Post
  • Ralph Samuelson (1903-1977), American inventor of water skiing
  • Peter Samuelson (b. 1951), American filmmaker, philanthropist
  • Paul Samuelson (1915-2009), Nobel-Prize-winning American economist from Gary, Indiana
  • Pamela Samuelson, American, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Martha Samuelson, American businesswoman, President and CEO of Analysis Group, Inc
  • Gar Samuelson (1958-1999), American drummer for the band Megadeth
  • Emily Samuelson (b. 1990), American gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist ice dancer
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Christian Samuelson (1892-1914), Swedish Third Class Passenger from Gothenburg, Sweden who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [2]
  • Mr. Carl Samuelson, Norwegian Third Class Passenger from Stavanger, Norway who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [2]

  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. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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