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Multiple Origins for the Surname Magnusson



The origin of the distinguished Magnusson family can be traced to the historic Scandinavian country of Sweden. The surname Magnusson is derived from the Scandianavian personal name Magnús. This name was borne by several kings of Norway, the first of whom was Magnus the Good (1024-1047). He was named after Charlemagne, whose name was rendered Carolus Magnus in Latin. The popularity of this name in Norway was increased by the exploits of Earl Magnus Erlendsson of Orkney, who was treacherously executed by his cousin in 1117 and became known as St. Magnus. From Norway, the name spread into the royal houses of eastern Scandinavia, and it subsequently became popular throughout that region. The suffix -sson and its variants are translatable as son of.

Magnusson Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Magnusson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Magnusson, aged 29, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848
  • Anders, Bengt, Karl, Jacob, and Daniel Fredrik Magnusson arrived in New York in 1849
  • Sven Magnusson, aged 33, landed in America in 1853
  • Magnus Magnusson, aged 19, landed in America in 1854
  • Martha Caisa Magnusson, aged 34, landed in America in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Magnusson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Magnusson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnusson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Magnusson (post 1700)



  • Eiríkur Magnússon (1833-1913), Icelandic philologist and scholar
  • Arni Magnússon (1663-1730), Icelandic antiquarian and philologist
  • Magnus Magnusson (b. 1929), born in Scotland of Icelandic parents, a writer and broadcaster

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Magnusson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    11. ...

    The Magnusson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Magnusson 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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