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The origin of the distinguished Amundsen family can be traced to the rugged Scandinavian country of Norway. The surname Amundsen is derived from the Scandinavian personal name Aghmund. This comes from the Germanic name Agi-mund, which in turn is derived from the Old Icelandic name Ogmundr, which signifies awe-protection. However, the name is also occasionally derived from the Old Norse names Hamundr, which means high protection, or Amundr, which means ancestor protection or forever guardian.

Amundsen Early Origins




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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amundsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E Amundsen, aged 5, who landed in New York, NY in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Amundsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herman Olai Amundsen, who landed in Alabama in 1917 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Amundsen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ole Amundsen, aged 33, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Bertha Amundsen, aged 31, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Marie Josephine Amundsen, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Anna Amundsen, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Ole Amundsen, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amundsen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amundsen (post 1700)



  • Monte Amundsen (b. 1930), American opera and musical singer
  • Steinar Amundsen, Norwegian sprint canoer who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Per-Willy Amundsen, Norwegian politician and MP for the Progress Party
  • Olaf Amundsen (1876-1939), Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party
  • Mauritz Amundsen (1904-1982), Norwegian Olympic sport shooter
  • Jens Amundsen (1820-1886), Norwegian ship-owner
  • Jan Tore Amundsen (b. 1983), Norwegian football midfielder
  • Harald Amundsen (b. 1962), Norwegian sprint canoer
  • Carl Morten Amundsen (b. 1961), Norwegian dramaturg and theatre director
  • Asle Amundsen (b. 1952), Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Amundsen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amundsen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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