Film actress and fashion icon Jean Carlson?
After petitioning the King of Sweden and obtaining permission to emigrate to the United States, actress Jean Seberg’s paternal grandfather Edward Carlson arrived in the U.S. in 1882.
Jean later said her grandfather observed, “there are too many Carlsons in the New World,” and decided to change the family's last name. Recalling his native land--and to keep that memory alive--Edward combined the water and mountains of Sweden resulting in Se+berg.
When hearing this story, some people are prone to misspelling it as “Seaberg” or “Seaburg,” etc. In addition, others with the Seberg surname believe they may be related to Jean's family.
However, one arguably has a better chance of a genealogical connection if they are a "Carlson" with roots in Sweden.