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The surname Magnüs derived from the given name Magnus, which means "great" in Latin and means "power" in Swedish. The name was made famous by St. Magnus and Magnus, the son of St. Olaf of Sweden. In Baden and Wuerttemberg, the most popular form of the name was Mang, while in northern Germany the most common form of the name is Magnussen.

Magnüs Early Origins



The surname Magnüs was first found in northern Germany, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The name was made famous by St. Magnus, and in Baden and Wuerttemberg the popular form became "Mang." Thus chronicles mention Jakob Meng, son of Pualin Mang of Freiburg in 1570. The name is common in northern Germany especially in the form Magnussen, perhaps taking the name from Magnus, the son of St. Olaf of Sweden. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Albertus Magnus,O.P. ( c. 1200-1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, was a German Dominican friar and Catholic bishop who was later canonized as a Catholic saint.

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Magnüs Spelling Variations


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Magnüs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnus, Magnes, Magnis, Magnissen, Magnussen, Magnusen, Magnues, Magnuss, Magnuson, Magnussohn, Mang (Baden and many more.

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Magnüs Early History


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Magnüs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magnüs research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1853, 1620, 1488, 1802, 1870, 1799 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Magnüs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magnüs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Magnüs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Magnüs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Magnüs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonas Magnus, who landed in New York City in 1660

Magnüs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Magnus, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Charles Magnus, who was recorded in 1782 as being a British deserter in the American Revolution
  • Charles Magnus, who landed in America in 1782

Magnüs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Magnus, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Samuel Magnus, who settled in New York, NY in 1834
  • John Magnus, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • Frederick Magnus, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Godfrey Magnus, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Magnüs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Susannah Magnus, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money"
  • Susannah Magnus, aged 31, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnüs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnüs (post 1700)



  • Sandra H. Magnus PH.D. (b. 1964), American engineer and NASA Astronaut with over 22 days in space
  • Paul Wilhelm Magnus (1844-1914), German botanist and mycologist
  • Ludwig Immanuel Magnus (1790-1861), German Jewish mathematician
  • Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802-1870), German experimental scientist who discovered the Magnus effect
  • Wilhelm Magnus (1907-1990), German mathematician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Magnüs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magnüs 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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