Norwegian Surnames

Norwegian names are used in the country of Norway in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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ABRAHAMSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ABRAMSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of ABRAHAM".
ADAMSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of ADAM".
AKSELSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of AKSEL".
ALBERTSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of ALBERT".
ALEXANDERSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of ALEXANDER".
AMUNDSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of AMUND".
ANDERSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of ANDERS".
ANKER     Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Metonymic surname for a sailor, meaning "anchor" in Dutch, Danish and Norwegian.
ANTONSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of ANTON".
ARNESEN     Norwegian
Means "son of ARNE (1)".
ÅRUD     Norwegian
From Norwegian å meaning "river, stream", and rud, an old word meaning "clearing".
AXELSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of AXEL".
BAARDSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of BÅRD".
BECK (1)     English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Cognate of BACH, from Middle English bekke (from Old Norse), Low German beke or Old Norse bekkr all meaning "stream".
BERG     German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From a Germanic and Norse word meaning "mountain".
CHRISTIANSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of CHRISTIAN".
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'.
DANIELSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of DANIEL".
ERIKSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of ERIK".
FALK     Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German
From Old Norse falker or Middle High German valke "falcon".
FRANK (3)     German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Name for a person from Franconia in Germany, so called because it was settled by the Frankish people.
GULBRANDSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of GULBRAND" in Norwegian.
HAAKONSSON     Norwegian
Means "son of HÅKON".
HAGEBAK     Norwegian
Norwegian for "garden on a hill".
HALL     English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means simply "hall", given to one who either lived in or worked in a hall (the house of a medieval noble).
HANSEN (1)     Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Frisian
Means "son of HANS".
HARALDSSON     Norwegian
Means "son of HARALD".
HAUGEN     Norwegian
Means "hill" in Norwegian, used by families residing on hilltops.
HERMANSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of HERMANSON.
HOLGERSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of HOLGER".
HOLT     Dutch, Danish, English, Norwegian
Means "a wood" or "grove" in Old English or German.
HORN (1)     English, German, Norwegian, Danish
Occupational name for one who carved objects out of horn or who played a horn.
HORN (2)     English, German, Norwegian, Danish
Originally given to a person who lived near a horned-shaped geographical feature, such as a mountain or a bend in a river.
HUMMEL (1)     German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Derived from the given name HUMBERT.
HUMMEL (2)     German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian
Nickname for a busy person (from the Germanic word hommel meaning "bee").
JAKOBSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of JAKOB".
JANSEN     Dutch, Norwegian
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JOHANSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of JOHAN".
KNUTSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of KNUT".
KRISTIANSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of KRISTIAN".
LANDVIK     Norwegian
Means "land and bay" in Norwegian.
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.
LANGE     Danish, Norwegian, German
Variant of LANG.
LEONARDSEN     Norwegian
Norwegian form of LEONARDSON.
LOSNEDAHL     Norwegian
From a place name: dahl means "valley" in Norwegian, and Losne is a place in Norway.
LUND     Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English
Means "grove of trees", from Old Norse lundr. There are towns in Sweden and Britain called Lund.
NÆSS     Norwegian
Variant of NAESS.
NAESS     Norwegian
From the Norwegian word næs "a promontory".
NASS     Norwegian
From the Norwegian word næs meaning "a promontory".
NESS     Scottish, English, Norwegian
Means "headland" in Middle English, originally referring to a person who lived there.
NILSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of NILS".
OLHOUSER     Norwegian, English
Means "(dweller by or near the) old house".
OLIVERSEN     Norwegian
Norwegian form of OLIVERSON.
OMDAHL     Norwegian
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
OSTBERG     Norwegian
From Østberg, the Norwegian form of ÖSTBERG.
OTTOSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of OTTO".
OVESEN     Norwegian
Means "son of OVE".
PEDERSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of PEDER".
PREBENSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of PREBEN".
RASKE     Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian
Variant of RASK, used in Germany and the Netherlands.
RASMUSSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of RASMUS".
ROLVSSON     Norwegian
Means "son of ROLF".
RUUD     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
SALOMON     English, French, Italian, German, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Jewish, Hungarian
Derived from the given name SALOMON.
SILJE     Norwegian
Derived from the given name SILJE.
SIMONSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of SIMON".
SKJEGGESTAD     Norwegian
Means "Skjegge's place" or "the bearded one's place" from Norwegian skjegge "beard" and stad "town, place".
SOLBERG     Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Germanic elements sol "sun" combined with berg "mountain".
SØRENSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of SØREN".
SPILLUM     Norwegian
Originally denoted a person from Spillum, Norway.
STEENSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of STEEN".
STORSTRAND     Norwegian
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm, Norway, derived from stor meaning "big" and strand meaning "beach".
STRAND     Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish
From the Middle Low German word strand meaning "sea shore". It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
SVENDSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of SVEND".
SWENHAUGEN     Norwegian
Originally a name for a person from Swenhaugen, Norway.
TENNFJORD     Norwegian
Originally denoted a person from Tennfjord, Norway.
TOOV     Norwegian
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.
VANG (1)     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of WANG (3).
VINTER     Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Scandinavian variant of WINTER.
VOLL (1)     Norwegian
Means "(dweller by a) meadow", from Old Norse völlr.
VOLLAN     Norwegian
From the Old Norse word völlr "meadow", originally given to someone who lived near a farmstead.
WANG (3)     German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From Old High German wang or Old Norse vangr meaning "grassy slope, meadow".
WOLFF     German, Danish, Norwegian, Jewish
Variant of WOLF.
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