Amundsen Family History

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Amundsen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from a Nordic personal name {O,}gmundr, composed of the elements agi ‘awe’ (or possibly ag ‘point of a sword’) + mund ‘protection’. Compare Hammond.

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

Similar surnames: Omundson, Osmundsen, Munden, Monsen, Samuelsen, Knudsen, Frandsen

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Amundsen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Amundsen name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


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Amundsen Family Origin

Where is the Amundsen family from?

Amundsen Family Occupations

What did your Amundsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Amundsen occupation in the UK was Tobacconist. 100% of Amundsen's were Tobacconists.

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  • Tobacconist


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

Amundsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Amundsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Amundsen 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Amundsen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Amundsen. For the veterans among your Amundsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Amundsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Amundsen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Amundsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Amundsen in 1947 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Amundsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Amundsen 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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