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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


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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, landed in New York, NY in 1837

Amundsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herman Olai Amundsen, who landed in Alabama in 1917

Amundsen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    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.

    This page was last modified on 25 July 2016 at 03:53.

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