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For other uses, see Manson (disambiguation).

Manson is a surname of Scottish origin.[1] It is an anglicised version of the Scandinavian name Magnusson, meaning son of Magnus, and a Sept of Clan Gunn. It is particularly common in the far north-east of Scotland in the county of Caithness and in Orkney and Shetland. It is also relatively common in south west Scotland, in the country of Ayrshire.[1] Notable people with the surname include:

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  1. ^ a b Manson in the Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, p.508