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Knudsen Family History

Knudsen Surname Meaning

Danish Norwegian and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name Latinized as Canutus.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Knudsen family from?

You can see how Knudsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knudsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Knudsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Knudsen families living in Durham. This was about 21% of all the recorded Knudsen's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Knudsen families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knudsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knudsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Knudsen. 100% of Knudsen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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 Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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