Knudsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Knudsen Ranking

In the United States, the name Knudsen is the 3,208th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]

United States Knudsen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knudsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andreas Knudsen, who settled in New York, NY in 1837
  • Andreas Knudsen, aged 3, who landed in New York, NY in 1837 [2]
  • Ole Knudsen, aged 6, who landed in New York, NY in 1837 [2]
  • Anne Knudsen, who arrived in Wisconsin sometime between 1845 and 1856
  • Carsten Hansen Knudsen, who settled in Ohio sometime between 1880 and 1886
Knudsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Knudsen, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1908 [2]
  • Mathias Ragnar Knudsen, who arrived in Alabama in 1918 [2]

Canada Knudsen migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knudsen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Knudsen, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Knudsen (post 1700) +

  • Vern Oliver Knudsen (1893-1974), American acoustical physicist
  • William Signius Knudsen (1879-1948), American automotive industry executive and Lieutenant General in the United States Army to help lead the United States' war materiel production efforts
  • Keith Knudsen (1948-2005), American rock drummer, vocalist, and songwriter, best known as a drummer and vocalist for The Doobie Brothers
  • Semon "Bunkie" Knudsen (1912-1998), American automobile industry executive, instrumental in developing the Pontiac Grand Prix, and developing a larger Mustang, son of William S. Knudsen
  • Lieutenant-General William Signius Knudsen (1879-1948), American Director of the Air Technical Service Command, Patterson Field, Ohio (1944-1945) [3]
  • William S Knudsen, Danish American automobile industry executive
  • Martin Knudsen (1871-1949), Danish physicist who developed Knudsen Gas, the Knudsen number and the Knudsen layer
  • Lars Ramkilde Knudsen (b. 1962), Danish researcher in cryptography
  • Jens Martin Knudsen (1930-2005), Danish astrophysicist, a longtime advisor to NASA; he authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles
  • Konrad Gustav Knudsen (1890-1959), Norwegian painter, journalist, and parliamentarian; he invited Leon Trotsky to seek asylum in Norway
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) William Knudsen. Retrieved from on Facebook