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Origins Available: Norwegian, Swedish



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
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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