Show ContentsKnutson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Knutson family

The surname Knutson 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 Knutson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knutson research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1461, 1504, 1734 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Knutson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knutson 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 Knutson family

More information is included under the topic Early Knutson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knutson Ranking

In the United States, the name Knutson is the 1,959th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. 1

United States Knutson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knutson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Brita Haldorsdtr Knutson, who settled in Wisconsin in 1854

Contemporary Notables of the name Knutson (post 1700) +

  • Cornelia Genevive Gjesdal "Coya" Knutson (1912-1996), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota (1955-1959)
  • Oscar R. Knutson (1899-1981), American lawyer and judge from Minnesota
  • Harold Knutson (1880-1953), Norwegian-born, American politician and journalist
  • Brian Knutson, American Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Stanford University
  • Dagny Knutson (b. 1992), American gold and silver medalist swimmer
  • Steve Knutson (b. 1951), American NFL football player who played two seasons with the Green Bay Packers
  • Elmer Stanley Knutson (1914-2001), Canadian businessman, activist and fringe politician, a strong supporter of creating an independent western Canada
  • Venke Knutson (b. 1978), Norwegian top-ten singer
  • Thomas Garfield "Gar" Knutson PC (b. 1956), Canadian politician, Secretary of State for Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East (2002-2003), Minister of State for New and Emerging Markets (2003-2004), Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (1998-2000)

Suggested Readings for the name Knutson +

  • Paternal Grandfather's Norwegian Genealogy by Helen Grace Knutson Farvour.

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?"., on Facebook