The LA Times has a great article today talking about cities in our area and how they got their names. A snippet:

This area was part of Rancho San Pedro, one of the few Spanish land grants to remain in the same family for generations. To this day, the Dominguez family has extensive landholdings in the area.

The community was named for George Henry Carson, who married one of Don Manuel Dominguez’s six daughters and managed the rancho after his father-in-law’s death.

The name Carson is said to have won out over Dominguez and the imaginative Carsolinguez simply because it was easier to spell.

Other cities covered include Cerritos, Claremont, El Segundo and more…