Gudrun Magnusdottir

Femaleabout 1642–from 1700 to 1703

Brief Life History of Gudrun

When Gudrun Magnusdottir was born about 1642, in Fljotshlid, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, her father, Magnús Jónsson, was 33 and her mother, Ragnhildur Halldórsdóttir, was 18. She married Gudmund Magnusson about 1670, in Breiðabólsstaður, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died from 1700 to 1703, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Gudmund Magnusson
Gudrun Magnusdottir
Marriage: about 1670
Vilborg Gudmundsdottir
Magnus Gudmundsson
Halldor Gudmundsson
Bjarni Gudmundsson
Olof Gudmundsdottir
Thorunn Gudmundsson
Ragnhild Gudmundsson
Ranneig Gudmundsson

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Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1670Breiðabólsstaður, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

    +12 More Children

    Name Meaning

    from an Old Norse female personal name composed of guð ‘god’ + rūn ‘secret lore’. In Norse legend this was the name borne by the heroine of the Volsungasaga, sister of Gunnar and wife of Sigurd, whose destruction she brought about. The name was revived in the second part of the 19th century, and is now also used in Germany and occasionally in the English-speaking world, possibly under the influence of the character Gutrune in Wagner's Götterdämmerung or Gudrun Brangwen, one of the central characters in D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love ( 1920 ), which was made into a film in 1969 .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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