Show ContentsAmundson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origin of the distinguished Amundson family can be traced to the rugged Scandinavian country of Norway. The surname Amundson 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.

Amundson Ranking

In the United States, the name Amundson is the 4,705th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Amundson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amundson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hans Amundson, who landed in Delaware in 1649 [2]
Amundson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton L Amundson, who arrived in Minnesota in 1865 [2]
Amundson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Petter Amundson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1917 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Amundson (post 1700) +

  • Neal Amundson (1916-2011), American mathematician, chemical engineer and professor
  • Maurice Amundson, Captain in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, posthumous recipient of the Navy Cross
  • Louis Gabriel "Lou" Amundson (b. 1982), American NBA basketball player
  • KristenJ. "Kris" Amundson (b. 1949), American politician, Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 44th district (2000 to 2010)
  • Norman E. Amundson, Canadian professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia
  • KarlAlbert Byron Amundson (1873-1938), Swedish ballooner, military attaché and Major General

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Leo DeVere Amundson, American Private from Wisconsin, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]

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  2. 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)
  3. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook