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Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:49 am

Today there are over 5 million Americans in the United States with Norwegian ancestory. Kind of funny when you consider that there is only around 4.7 million Norwegians in Norway...  Smile


Here are some famous Americans with Norwegian ancestory:


Marilyn Monroe
Pricilla Presley
Renee Zellweger
Liv Tyler
Linda Evans
Jennifer Connelly
Lorenzo Lamas
James Arness
Peter Graves
Lance Henriksen
Josh Groban
James Cagney
Conrad Hilton, Jr.
Barron Hilton
Conrad Hilton
Nicky Hilton
Paris Hilton
Richard Hilton
Knut Rockne ( Fotball coach, Notre Dame )
Stein Eriksen
Walter Mondale
Hubert Humphrey
Martin Olav Sabo
John Ashcroft
Jo Collins ( Playboy Playmate )
Nikki Schieler ( Playboy Playmate )
Kira Kener
Piper Lisa Perabo
Ernest Lawrence
Charles M. Schulz ( Cartoonist )
Carole Landis
Kevin Sorbo
Eliot Ness ( leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables )
Iggy Pop
Barry Nelson
Harry Morgan ( M*A*S*H )
Christopher Mitchum
Kristanna Loken ( Actres in Terminator )


I might add some adittional ones. The list is long and distinguished...
 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:57 am



Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
Paris Hilton

You must be so proud... Big grin

You actually forgot KayGywer. Maybe the 2 are even related...  duck 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:29 pm



Quoting ZakHH (Reply 1):
Paris Hilton

You must be so proud...

Paris is OK.

I have a bigger problem with Karl Rove, one of George W Bush henchmen... He is also of Norwegian blood
 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:56 pm



Quoting ZakHH (Reply 1):
You actually forgot KayGywer. Maybe the 2 are even related...  

KaiGywer....hmmmh, some should "unintentional" start a "What Hotel Loyalty card do you have" and get him to post in this thread. If he has a "Hilton"-Hotel Loyalty card....he is busted.  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:06 pm

You forgot me! 100% Norwegian ancestry.
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:01 pm

Captain of fishing vessel NorthWestern, Sig Hansen of Deadliest Catch fame.

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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:24 pm



Quoting ZakHH (Reply 1):
You must be so proud...

There's a reason she's in the US now  Wink

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
You forgot me! 100% Norwegian ancestry.

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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:37 pm



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
You forgot me! 100% Norwegian ancestry.

Ooh Ooh! Me too! I'm 50% Uff da (Norweigian) and 50% lute fisk (Finnish) Big grin
 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:45 pm



Quoting Tripleboom (Reply 7):
Ooh Ooh! Me too! I'm 50% Uff da (Norweigian) and 50% lute fisk (Finnish)

You are probably in god company,almost 4% of the American population have Scandinavian heritage,don't know what that makes in number's.......  Wink
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:12 pm

From Wikipedia: Norwegian Americans:

Fred G. Aandahl
John Aasen
Waldemar Ager
Gene Amdahl
Gene Amondson
Elmer L. Andersen
Gil Anderson
Hendrik Christian Andersen
John Anderson (baseball)
Sigurd Anderson
The Andrews Sisters
Christian B. Anfinsen
James Arness
Jean Arthur
John Ashcroft
B
Espen Baardsen
Earl Bakken
Bernt Balchen
Stella Banderas
Beck
Jon-Erik Beckjord
Elmer Austin Benson
Simon Benson
Gunnar Berg (Scouting)
Carl Martin Bergh
Jacob Bjerknes
Robert Bly
Marcus Borg
Norman Borlaug
Jackson Browne
William A. Bugge
Walter Burkemo
C
James Cagney
Margarethe Cammermeyer
Childhood of Marilyn Monroe
Fred J. Christensen
F. Melius Christiansen
Theodore Christianson
Endre Johannes Cleven
Jo Collins
Jennifer Connelly
D
Arlene Dahl
Tom Drake
E
Linda Eder
Carl Ben Eielson
David Ellefson
Douglas Engelbart
Alf Engen
Corey Engen
Sverre Engen
CariDee English
Erik Eriksen (explorer)
Stein Eriksen
Boomer Esiason
Helga Estby
Linda Evans
Ole Evinrude
F
H. P. Faye
Kathryn Forbes
Joe Foss
Gretchen Fraser
Orville Freeman
Andrew Furuseth
G
Leif Garrett
Ivar Giaever
Peter Graves (actor)
Josh Groban
Matt Groening
Archie M. Gubbrud
Steve Gunderson (politician)
Belle Gunness
H
Gulbrand Hagen
Harold Hagen
Kittel Halvorson
L. B. Hanna
Al Hansen
Bibbe Hansen
Patti Hansen
Sig Hansen
George Harbo
Burton Hatlen
Louis J. Hauge, Jr.
Einar Haugen
Knut Haukelid
Hans Christian Heg
The Helland fiddle maker family
Sonja Henie
Lance Henriksen
Jon-Erik Hexum
Nick Hexum
Carl Hiaasen
Conrad Hilton, Jr.
Conrad Hilton
Nicky Hilton
Einar Hoidale
Celeste Holm
Hans-Jørgen Holman
Josh Homme
Hubert Humphrey
Hjalmar Hvam
J
Henry M. Jackson
Ole C. Johnson
Turi Josefsen
Sonny Jurgensen
K
Gunnar Kaasen
Fred Kavli
Kira Kener
Gary Kildall
Jay Kleven
Valdemar Knudsen
Coya Knutson
Harold Knutson
U. V. Koren
Egil Krogh
Ole J. Kvale
E. Floyd Kvamme
L
Lorenzo Lamas
Carole Landis
Jakob Larsen
Ernest Lawrence
Peggy Lee
Jafet Lindeberg
Kristanna Loken
John Lund
Dawn Lyn
Per Lysne
M
Warren G. Magnuson
Richard Matheson
Christopher Mitchum
Tommy Moe
M cont.
Walter Mondale
Marilyn Monroe
Harry Morgan
John Moses
Bernt Julius Muus
N
Barry Nelson
Knute Nelson
Ted Nelson
Eliot Ness
Ragnvald A. Nestos
Werner Nilsen
Greta Nissen
Sondre Norheim
Lauris Norstad
O
Sven Oftedal
Olaf M. Norlie
John Olerud
Ken Olsen
Ludwig Andreas Olsen
Allen I. Olson
Floyd B. Olson
Lute Olson
Ole H. Olson
Lars Onsager
P
Pat Paulsen
Charles J. Pedersen
Cleng Peerson
Piper Perabo
Canute Peterson
Iggy Pop
J. A. O. Preus
R
Sarah Reinertsen
Ann Reinking
James DeNoon Reymert
Sally Ride
Knute Rockne
Karl Rolvaag
Ole Edvart Rølvaag
Finn Ronne
Julia Rose
Evan Ross
Karl Rove
Trygve Rovelstad
S
Martin Olav Sabo
Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo
Sonia Satra
George Schlukbier
Eddie August Schneider
Charles M. Schulz
Eric Sevareid
Henrik Shipstead
Ole Singstad
William S. Skylstad
Karsten Solheim
Kevin Sorbo
Matt Sorum
David Soul
Rick Steves
Harry Stewart
Andrew V. Stoltenberg
Peter Straub
Kevin Alfred Strom
Sally Struthers
Sarah Cameron Sunde
Georg Sverdrup (President of Augsburg Seminary)
Leif J. Sverdrup
T
Carl Frederick Tandberg
Snowshoe Thompson
Jacob Thorkelson
Marcus Thrane
Justin Torkildsen
James Trane
Reuben Trane
Leeann Tweeden
V
Oswald Veblen
Thorstein Veblen
Vera Zorina
Andrew Volstead
W
Tom Waits
Earl Warren
Dan Weggeland
John A. Widtsoe
Z
Babe Zaharias
Renée Zellweger
Nikki Ziering Schieler


Read more about the various personalities here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Norwegian-Americans
 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:36 pm



Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
Kind of funny when you consider that there is only around 4.7 million Norwegians in Norway..

Scotland's in a similar situation - far more "Scots" in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand than there are in Scotland. Some "famous" ones:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Scottish-Americans

I see Marilyn Monroe makes it on to this list, too.  Smile
 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:25 pm

Quoting David L (Reply 10):
Scotland's in a similar situation - far more "Scots" in the USA,
I don't think it's that uniq,read that there are almost 8 million americans with heritage from Sweden and we are only 9 million.
When i was in LA almost 50% ore more looks like they came from Asia for example..
The most famous American/Swede would be Buzz Aldrin

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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:51 pm

Wait a minute here, fella.

The bones of first Woman were found in Africa.

That makes all of us Africans.
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:56 pm

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 12):
The bones of first Woman were found in Africa.

That makes all of us Africans.

You have a point there ,question is where to draw the line.....
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But are we sure that that person came from Africa? Big grin

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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:02 pm



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 12):
That makes all of us Africans

Right on bro. We're all African-Americans here in the states.

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:03 pm



Quoting ZakHH (Reply 1):
You actually forgot KayGywer. Maybe the 2 are even related... duck

 rotfl 

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 3):
If he has a "Hilton"-Hotel Loyalty card....he is busted. bigthumbsup

Nope, no Hilton card. Only a Best Western card. Not that I stay in hotels enough for it to matter anyways...
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:25 pm



Quoting SAS A340 (Reply 11):
I don't think it's that uniq,

Well, that was my point, really.  Smile
 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:41 pm



Quoting David L (Reply 16):
Well, that was my point, really.

Ok....  highfive 
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RE: Famous Americans With Norwegian Ancestory

Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:39 pm



Quoting David L (Reply 10):
Scotland's in a similar situation - far more "Scots" in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand than there are in Scotland. Some "famous" ones:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...icans

I have always thought that Julianne Moore was of Irish ancestary... Guess I was wrong...

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