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Magnus Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, and Dutch: from the Scandinavian personal name Magnus. This was borne by Magnus the Good (died 1047), king of Norway, who was named for the Emperor Charlemagne, Latin Carolus Magnus ‘Charles the Great’. The name spread from Norway to the eastern Scandinavian royal houses, and became popular all over Scandinavia and thence in the English Danelaw. It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Marcus, Malkus, Manis, Mannes, Mains, Markus, Manes, Matus, Agnes

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Magnus Family Origin

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Magnus Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Magnus family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magnus. The most common Magnus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Magnus's were Farmers.

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Magnus Life Expectancy

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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