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Thorson Early Origins




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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
  • Johannes Thorson, aged 19, landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1836
  • Anthony C Thorson, who landed in Arkansas in 1876

Thorson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gustaf Edvard Thorson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914

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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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Thorson Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 30 October 2013 at 09:02.

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