Thorsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


United States Thorsen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thorsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mollie Thorsen, who arrived in Minnesota in 1893 [1]
Thorsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • August Thorsen, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1901 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Thorsen (post 1700) +

  • Bjarne Winter Thorsen (1922-2001), Norwegian resistance member during World War II
  • Rolf Bernt Thorsen (b. 1961), Norwegian three-time gold, four-time silver medalist competition rower, active in the 1980s
  • Jan Einar Thorsen (b. 1966), Norwegian Alpine skier who won three World Cup victories, two in Super-G and one in Giant Slalom
  • Camilla Thorsen (b. 1975), Norwegian team handball player
  • Sven-Ole Thorsen (b. 1944), Danish actor, stuntman, bodybuilder and strongman competitor


  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)


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