From Norwegian å
meaning "river, stream", and rud
, an old word meaning "clearing".
DAHL Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Middle Low German dal
or Old Norse dalr
both meaning "valley". A famous of this surname was author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who is mostly remembered for children's stories such as 'Matilda' and 'Henry Sugar'.
Means "hill" in Norwegian, used by families residing on hilltops.
LANG Danish, Norwegian, German
From Scandinavian lang
, Middle High German lanc
and Middle Low German lank
all meaning "long". It was originally a nickname for a tall person or family.
From a place name: dahl
means "valley" in Norwegian, and Losne
is a place in Norway.
From the Norwegian word næs
meaning "a promontory".
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
Means "Skjegge's place" or "the bearded one's place" from Norwegian skjegge
"beard" and stad
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm, Norway, derived from stor
meaning "big" and strand
Derived from the Old Norse given name Tófi
which was a diminutive of any name that began with the element Þórr
referring to the god THOR
From the Old Norse word völlr
"meadow", originally given to someone who lived near a farmstead.