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Knudson Ranking

In the United States, the name Knudson is the 4,247th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Knudson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knudson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Halver Knudson, who landed in Illinois in 1838 [2]
  • Tolak Knudson, who arrived in Texas in 1848 [2]
  • Anon Knudson, who arrived in Texas in 1848 [2]
  • Christian Knudson, who landed in Iowa in 1882 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Knudson (post 1700) +

  • lfred George Knudson Jr. (1922-2016), American geneticist specializing in cancer genetics
  • Anders Knudson Finseth (1836-1913), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 9th District, 1868; Member of Minnesota State Senate 17th District, 1875-78; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1876 [3]

Empress of Ireland
  • Ms. Hannah Knudson (1884-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]

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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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
  4. Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook