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Thorson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Norwegian, Swedish


Early Origins of the Thorson family


Thorson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Thorsen, Thorson and others.

Migration of the Thorson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thorson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Oyen Thorson, who arrived in New York in 1825 [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)
  • Johannes Thorson, aged 19, who landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1836 [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)
  • Anthony C Thorson, who landed in Arkansas in 1876 [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)

Thorson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gustaf Edvard Thorson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Thorson (post 1700)


  • Karen L. Thorson, American Sundance Film Festival Award nominated producer
  • Celeste Thorson (b. 1984), American actress, model, screenwriter, and activist
  • Russell Thorson (1906-1982), American actor, best known for his co-starring role as Det. Lt. Otto Lindstrom in ABC's crime drama, The Detectives (1959-1962)
  • Private First Class John F Thorson, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Kim Thorson (b. 1932), Canadian lawyer and former politician who represented Souris-Estevan, Saskatchewan from 1956 to 1960
  • Charles Gustav Thorson (1890-1966), born Karl Gustaf Stefanson, Canadian political cartoonist, character designer, children's book author and illustrator, best known as the man who designed and named Bugs Bunny
  • Gunnar Axel Wright Thorson (1906-1971), Danish marine zoologist and ecologist who developed the Thorson's rule, eponym of the Danish ice breaker HDMS Gunnar Thorson
  • Linda Thorson (b. 1947), born Linda Robinson, a Canadian BAFTA Award winning actress, best known for playing Tara King in The Avengers

Suggested Readings for the name Thorson


  • Asle Thorson, Immigrant Ancestor of Asleson, Thorson, and Thorsen: A Family Genealogy by Duane Wee Thorsen.

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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)

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