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The surname Magnussen derived from the given name Magnus, which means "great" in Latin and means "power" in Swedish. The name was made famous by St. Magnus and Magnus, the son of St. Olaf of Sweden. In Baden and Wuerttemberg, the most popular form of the name was Mang, while in northern Germany the most common form of the name is Magnussen.

Magnussen Early Origins



The surname Magnussen was first found in northern Germany, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The name was made famous by St. Magnus, and in Baden and Wuerttemberg the popular form became "Mang." Thus chronicles mention Jakob Meng, son of Pualin Mang of Freiburg in 1570. The name is common in northern Germany especially in the form Magnussen, perhaps taking the name from Magnus, the son of St. Olaf of Sweden. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Albertus Magnus,O.P. ( c. 1200-1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, was a German Dominican friar and Catholic bishop who was later canonized as a Catholic saint.

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Magnussen Spelling Variations


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Magnussen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnus, Magnes, Magnis, Magnissen, Magnussen, Magnusen, Magnues, Magnuss, Magnuson, Magnussohn, Mang (Baden and many more.

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Magnussen Early History


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Magnussen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magnussen research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1853, 1620, 1488, 1802, 1870, 1799 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Magnussen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magnussen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Magnussen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Magnussen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jonas Magnus, who landed in New York City in 1660. Henrich Magnnus arrived in Philadelphia in 1752; August Magnus came to Texas in 1854; and Johan Magnus came to New York City in 1846. Numerous bearers of the variation Magnusen arrived in New York in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnussen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnussen (post 1700)



  • Karen Magnussen (b. 1952), Canadian figure skater, silver medalist in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, and the World Figure Skating Champion in 1973

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Magnussen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magnussen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 November 2016 at 07:29.

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