Knudsen Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Knutsen, Kolden, Knutson, Naden, Nissen, Kusel, Klausen, Knutzen

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Knudsen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Knudsen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Knudsen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Norway

    14%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Sweden

    10%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

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Knudsen Family Origin

Where is the Knudsen family from?

Knudsen Family Occupations

What did your Knudsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knudsen. A less common occupation for the Knudsen family was Carpenter. The most common Knudsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Knudsen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Knudsen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Knudsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Knudsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knudsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Knudsen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Knudsen. For the veterans among your Knudsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knudsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Knudsen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Knudsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Knudsen in 1942 was 54, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knudsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knudsen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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