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Early Origins of the Knutsen family

The surname Knutsen was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Knudsen is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Early History of the Knutsen family

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Knutsen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Knudsen, Knotzen, Knotzer, Knodsen, Kneutzel, Knüsen, Knuytsen, Knuthzen, Knetzen, Knudson, Nudson and many more.

Early Notables of the Knutsen family (pre 1700)

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Knutsen Ranking

In the United States, the name Knutsen is the 12,589th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Knutsen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knutsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Kittil Knutsen, who settled in Illinois in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Knutsen (post 1700) +

  • Chris Knutsen (1862-1930), American luthier
  • Per Knutsen (1951-2022), Norwegian novelist, author of children's literature, crime writer and playwright
  • Tormod Kåre Knutsen (1932-2021), Norwegian gold and silver medalist Nordic combined skier from Eidsvoll, Norway
  • Finn Knutsen (1932-2021), Norwegian politician, awarded the King's Medal of Merit in 2000
  • Paul Knutsen (d. 1919), Norwegian explorer who went with Roald Amundsen on his 1918 Arctic expedition aboard ship Maud, he and Peter Tessem were lost during their 800-km trip over the ice and were never seen again
  • Lars Egbert Knutsen (1884-1963), Norwegian shipowner and founder of Lars Knutsen and Sons Limited
  • Konrad Birger Knutsen (1925-2012), Norwegian civil servant, County Governor of Buskerud (1973–1981), State Conciliator of Norway (1975–1981)
  • Arvid Knutsen (1945-2009), Norwegian footballer and coach
  • Marie Knutsen (b. 1982), Norwegian football midfielder
  • Guro Knutsen (b. 1985), Norwegian football player

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