When Mons Amundsen Rudlang was born on 29 August 1756, in Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Amund Monsen Rudlang, was 29 and his mother, Barbra Svendsdotter Udnes, was 36. He married Marit Engebretsdotter Båsum on 10 July 1785, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died in March 1798, in Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, at the age of 41, and was buried in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Alf, Erik, Thor, Egil, Hjordis, Iver, Per, Svein.
Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Amund, Old Norse Ǫgmundr, composed of the elements agi ‘awe’ (or possibly ag ‘point of a sword’) + mund ‘protection’.