Surnames Categorized "ends in -son"

This is a list of surnames in which the categories include ends in -son.
usage
Adamsson Swedish
Means "son of Adam".
Allison English
Means "son of Alan" or "son of Alexander" (as well as other given names beginning with Al).
Anderson English
Means "son of Andrew".
Andersson Swedish
Means "son of Anders". This is the most common surname in Sweden.
Atkinson English
Means "son of Atkin", a medieval diminutive of Adam.
Bateson English
Means "son of Bate".
Benson English
Means "son of Benedict".
Carlson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Carlsson Swedish
Means "son of Carl".
Carson Scottish
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the town of Courson in Normandy.
Davidson English
Means "son of David".
Dickinson English
Means "son of Dicun", Dicun being a medieval diminutive of Dick 1. American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a famous bearer.
Dobson English
Means "son of Dobbe", a medieval diminutive of Robert.
Donaldson English
Means "son of Donald".
Duncanson Scottish
Means "son of Duncan".
Eason English
Variant of Eads.
Edwardson English
Means "son of Edward".
Ellison English
Patronymic form of the English name Ellis, from the medieval given name Elis, a vernacular form of Elijah.
Emerson English
Means "son of Emery". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
Erickson English
Means "son of Eric".
Ericsson Swedish
Means "son of Eric".
Eriksson Swedish
Means "son of Erik".
Ferguson Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Fergus".
Gibson English, Scottish
Means "son of Gib".
Göransson Swedish
Means "son of Göran".
Grayson English
Means "son of the steward", derived from Middle English greyve "steward".
Gustafsson Swedish
Means "son of Gustaf". The actress Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was originally named Greta Gustafsson.
Hanson English
Means "son of Hann".
Hansson Swedish
Means "son of Hans".
Haraldsson Swedish
Means "son of Harald".
Harrison English
Means "son of Harry".
Hodgson English
Means "son of Hodge", a medieval diminutive of Roger.
Hutson English
Variant of Hudson.
Isaksson Swedish
Means "son of Isak".
Ivarsson Swedish
Means "son of Ivar".
Jackson English
Means "son of Jack". Famous bearers of this name are the American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) and the singer Michael Jackson (1958-2009).
Jacobson English
Means "son of Jacob".
Jansson Swedish
Means "son of Jan 1".
Jefferson English
Means "son of Jeffrey". A famous bearer was American president Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). Since this surname was sometimes adopted by freed slaves, it is now more common among the African-American population.
Jenson Danish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Jensen.
Johansson Swedish
Means "son of Johan". This is the second most common surname in Sweden.
Johnson English
Means "son of John". Famous bearers include American presidents Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
Josephson English
Means "son of Joseph".
Karlsson Swedish
Means "son of Karl".
Larsson Swedish
Means "son of Lars".
Lawson English
Means "son of Laurence 1".
Madison English
Means "son of Maud". A famous bearer of this surname was the fourth American president James Madison (1751-1836).
Månsson Swedish
Means "son of Måns".
Mason English
Occupational name for a stoneworker or layer of bricks, from Old French masson, of Frankish origin (akin to Old English macian "to make").
Masterson English
Patronymic derived from Middle English maister meaning "master", via Old French from Latin magister.
Matthewson English
Means "son of Matthew".
Michaelson English
Means "son of Michael".
Morrison English
Means "son of Morris".
Munson English
Patronymic formed from the Norman French nickname moun meaning "monk".
Nelson 1 English
Means "son of Neil". This name was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805).
Nicholson English
Means "son of Nicholas". A famous bearer of this surname is the American actor Jack Nicholson (1937-).
Nilsson Swedish
Means "son of Nils".
Oliversson Swedish
Means "son of Oliver".
Olofsson Swedish
Means "son of Olof".
Paulson English
Means "son of Paul".
Peterson English
Means "son of Peter".
Richardson English
Means "son of Richard".
Robertson English
Means "son of Robert".
Robinson English
Means "son of Robin".
Robson English
Means "son of Rob".
Sampson English
Derived from a medieval form of the given name Samson.
Samson English, French
Derived from the given name Samson.
Sanderson English
Means "son of Alexander".
Thompson English
Means "son of Thomas".
Ulfsson Swedish
Means "son of Ulf".
Victorsson Swedish
Means "son of Victor".
Walterson English
Means "son of Walter".
Watson English, Scottish
Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name Walter.
Wilkinson English
Means "son of Wilkin".
Williamson English
Means "son of William".
Wilson English
Means "son of Will". A famous bearer was the American president Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).