Gundersen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Gundersen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gundersen, Gunderson, Gundersson, Gunnarsen, Gunnarson, Gunnarsson, Gunnarrson, Gunnersen, Gunnerson and many more.


United States Gundersen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gundersen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Aanon Gundersen, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States from Arendal, in 1903
  • Adolf Gundersen, aged 38, who landed in America from Kristiania, in 1903
  • Aaron Gundersen, aged 45, who settled in America from Arendal, Norway, in 1907
  • Aagot R. Gundersen, aged 17, who landed in America from Fjare Grinstad, Norway, in 1908
  • Abraham Gundersen, aged 30, who immigrated to America from Barbo, Norway, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Gundersen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Gundersen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Torkill Gundersen, aged 33, a tailor, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871
  • Kari O. Gundersen, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Celaeno" in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Gundersen (post 1700) +

  • Mark Gundersen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008 [1]
  • Gunnar A. Gundersen, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 3rd District, 1968 [1]
  • Andrew Gundersen, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Alaska Territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1943-44; Member of Alaska Territorial Senate 1st District, 1945-46 [1]
  • Amelia A. Gundersen, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1949-52 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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