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Knudsen Family History

Knudsen Name Meaning
Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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549,128 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,676 Military Records
33,567 Immigration Records
29,384 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Knudsen Families

  • Number of Knudsen families
     63 - 123
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Knudsen families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Knudsen families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Knudsen Family Origin

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Knudsen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Knudsen

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Knudsen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Knudsen Civil War Service Records

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