Magnuson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
As a surname, Magnuson is derived from the Scandinavian personal name Magnus. The name was born by King of Norway Magnus the Good, who died in 1047. It made its way to Britain through the Danish invasions of Northeastern Britain.
Early Origins of the Magnuson family
The surname Magnuson was first found in Shetland, where they held a family seat in their territories in the Orkneys. The Viking influence of northern Scotland developed as a stepping stone to Iceland from Scandinavia. Many Viking expeditions were started from the Orkneys and the northern tip. Rollo, first Duke of Normandy, started his conquest of that part of France as an expeditionary from here. Hugo Magnus was found at 1114. Later the name was found in Cortance, Aberdeen in the 17th century.
Early History of the Magnuson family
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Magnuson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnus, Manus, MacVanish, Magnusson, Magnuson, Magnos, Magnes, Magnusson, Magnuss, MacVinish, McWeynish, MacVinis and many more.
Early Notables of the Magnuson family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Magnuson is the 4,553rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Magnuson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Magnuson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century