Svensson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


United States Svensson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Svensson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gunner Svensson, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627 [1]
  • Jacob Svensson, who landed in Delaware in 1643 [1]
  • Johan Svensson, who landed in Delaware in 1693 [1]
  • Gunnar Svensson, who arrived in Delaware in 1693 [1]
Svensson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Svante Magnus Svensson, who landed in New York in 1836 [1]
  • Johan Magnus Svensson, who arrived in New York in 1843 [1]
  • Svante Johan Svensson, aged 19, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]
  • Sven Peter Svensson, aged 25, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [1]
  • Magnus Svensson, aged 23, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Svensson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gottfried Svensson, who landed in Alabama in 1916 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Svensson (post 1700) +

  • Kurt Svensson (1927-2016), Swedish football forward, member of the Swedish National Team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup
  • Lars Svensson (b. 1941), Swedish ornithologist
  • Esbjörn Svensson (1964-2008), Swedish jazz pianist
  • Alf Robert Olaf Svensson (b. 1938), Swedish politician elected to the European Parliament in 2009
  • Lars E. O. Svensson (b. 1947), Swedish economist
  • Major-General Antero Johannes Svensson (1892-1946), Finnish Commanding Officer, Light Brigade (1944-1946) [2]

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Johan Svensson (d. 1912), aged 74, Swedish Third Class passenger from Reftele, Småland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]
  • Mr. Johan Cervin Svensson, aged 14, Swedish Third Class passenger from KnaredKnäred, Halland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 13 [3]
  • Mr. Olof Svensson (d. 1912), aged 24, Swedish Third Class passenger from BjorkebergaBjörkeberga, Skåne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Antero Svensson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Svensson/Antero_Johannes/Finland.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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