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As a surname, Magnusson 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.

Magnusson Early Origins



The surname Magnusson 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.

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Magnusson Spelling Variations


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Magnusson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Magnus, Manus, MacVanish, Magnusson, Magnuson, Magnos, Magnes, Magnusson, Magnuss, MacVinish, McWeynish, MacVinis and many more.

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Magnusson Early History


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Magnusson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Magnusson research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1047, 1510, 1600 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Magnusson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Magnusson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Magnusson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Magnusson 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 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    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 12 June 2012 at 15:06.

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