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jay karlson (View posts)
Posted: 2 Feb 2001 2:19AM GMT

I'm loafing at work and came across your post.

My surname "Karlson" comes from my paternal Swedish gradparents, and was originally spelled Karlsson from "Karl's son".

Family lore says the second-born son can take his father's first name and "son" to it. The furthest back that we traced our Swedish side was to a Karl Anders. His first-born son kept the family name, and the second born son did the "-son" trick.

We "think" Ellis Island lost the second s. But my great grandfather hated Sweden, so maybe he made the change himself.

Most "-sons" I have met were Swedish and the "-sens" I have met were Norwegian.

Jay Karlson
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