When William Robert Carson was born on 17 September 1844, in Smith Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States, his father, David Godalphin Carson, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McCune, was 27. He married Agnes Victoria Findlay on 22 March 1877, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson, Cowlitz, Washington, United States in 1925 and Village Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 25 January 1931, in Douds, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Douds, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: probably a habitational name from an unlocated place in southwestern Scotland called Acarson or Carsan. This surname was taken to Northern Ireland in the early 17th century. Alternatively, it may be a hybrid patronymic name composed of Irish cearr ‘left-handed’ + English son ‘son’.
English: variant of Corston, a habitational name from one of the many places so called in Norfolk, Shropshire, Somerset, or Wiltshire.
In some cases also an Americanized form of Norwegian Kåsen (see Kasen ).
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