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Multiple Origins for the Surname Thorson


Norwegian


Thorson Early Origins



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Thorson Spelling Variations


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Thorson Spelling Variations



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thorson (post 1700)


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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

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Suggested Readings for the name Thorson


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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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Thorson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Thorson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thorson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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