Norwegian Submitted Surnames

Norwegian names are used in the country of Norway in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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AA     Norwegian
Derived from aa, an obsolete spelling of Norwegian å "small river, stream".
AABERG     Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian cognate of ÅBERG.
AABY     Norwegian, Danish
The surname Aaby is a habitational name from a place called Aaby or Åby, from å ‘river’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’
AADLAND     Norwegian
The surname Aadland is a habitational name from a place called Ådland, from Old Norse Árland ‘land by the river’.
AAKER     Norwegian
Variant of Åker.
AAMODT     Norwegian
Combination of aa, an obsolete spelling of Norwegian å "small river, stream" and møte "meeting".
AAMOT     Norwegian
Variant of AAMODT.
AANENSON     Norwegian
The surname Aanenson is a patronymic from the personal name Ånund, from Old Norse Onundr which means and creates the combination of ‘ancestor’ + ‘victor’.
AARHUS     Norwegian
The surname Aarhus is a habitational name from any of 15 or so farms so named, from Old Norse á ‘river’ + hús ‘house’, ‘farmstead’.
AAS     Norwegian, Danish
Variant spelling of ÅS.
AASEN     Norwegian
Means "the ridge" in Norwegian. Definite singular form of AAS.
ÅKER     Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
ALFSTAD     Norwegian
Possibly a combination of the given name Alf and stad "city, town".
ÅMOT     Norwegian (Rare)
Variant of AAMODT.
AMUNDSON     Norwegian
Variant of Amundsen.
ANDRESEN     Norwegian
Means "son of ANDRE".
ÅS     Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ridge, hill" in the Scandinavian languages.
AUNE     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse auðn "wasteland, desolate place".
BAKKE     Norwegian
Means "slope, hillside" in Norwegian.
BAKKEN     Norwegian
Definite singular form of BAKKE.
BAY     English, French, Dutch, Scottish, German, Danish, Norwegian
English, French, and Dutch: nickname for someone with chestnut or auburn hair, from Middle English, Old French bay, bai, Middle Dutch bay ‘reddish brown’ (Latin badius, used originally of horses).... [more]
BENDTSDATTER     Danish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
BERGE     Norwegian
Variant of Berg.
BERNTSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of BERNT".
BIRKELAND     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse birki "birch" and land "farm, land". Birkeland is the name of a village and parish in western Norway. The parish got it's name from an old farm. The parish church was built on the same spot where the farm once was.
BJØRNSON     Norwegian
It means "son of Bjørn".
BØE     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" or búa "to reside".
BOEN     Norwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name bøen.
BOMENGEN     Norwegian
Name created from during immigration from Norway to the United States in either the late 19th or early 20th century meaning, "The farm with the big gate."
BONDE     Old Swedish, Swedish, English, Norwegian
English: variant spelling of Bond.... [more]
BONERFALK     Norwegian
From the Norwegian word meaning "good/faithful hawk", probably the name of a falconer.
BORGEDALEN     Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian borg "fortification" and dal "valley".
BORSHEIM     Norwegian
Habitational name from either of two farmsteads: Borsheim in Rogaland and Børsheim in Hordaland.
BRAATEN     Norwegian
Habitational name from Bråten, a common farm name in southeastern Norway, derived from Old Norse broti ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’.
BRAGER     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of various farms so called in eastern Norway, which may have originally derived their name from a river name meaning "roaring", "thundering".
BREKKE     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse brekka meaning "hill, slope".
BREVIK     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Brevik, from Norwegian bred "broad" and vik "bay".
BRYNILSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Brynil".
BRYNJULFSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Brynjulf".
BRYNTESEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Brynte".
BRYNTESON     Norwegian
Variant of Bryntesen.
CLEVELAND     Norwegian (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif ‘rocky ascent’ or klefi ‘closet’ (an allusion to a hollow land formation) + land ‘land’.
CONRADI     German, Danish, Norwegian
Latinization of a patronymic from the personal name Konrad.
DAAE     Literature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century. ... [more]
DALE     Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
DANIELSON     Swedish, Norwegian, Scottish
Scandinavian patronymic surname from the Hebrew personal name Daniel. This surname is very prevalent in Sweden. In Norway the name is chiefly a variant of Danielsen.... [more]
DRAG     Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several farms named Drag. The place name is related to Old Norse draga "to pull" and originally denoted a place where boats were pulled along a river or across an isthmus.
ECKLAND     Norwegian, Swedish
Probably a respelling either of a Norwegian habitational name from several farmsteads named with eik "oak" + land "land", or of a Swedish ornamental compound with the same elements.
EDVARDSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of EDVARD".
EGELAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of various farms in southwestern Norway named Eikeland, from eiki meaning "oak", "oak grove" + land meaning "land".
EGNER     Norwegian
Habitational name from a farmstead, of unexplained origin.
EIDE     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eið "isthmus".
EIDSNESS     Norwegian
Habitational name from a farmstead so named in western Norway, from Old Norse eid meaning "isthmus" + nes meaning "headland", "promontory".
EKERN     Norwegian
Habitational name from a farm in eastern Norway so named, from Old Norse ekra ‘meadow’, ‘field’.
ELIASSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of ELIAS".
ELLEFSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Ellef".
ELLINGSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of ELLING".
ENG     Swedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
ENGEBRETSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Engebret". Engebret is a variant of Engelbrekt.
ENGELSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Engel".
ENGEN     Norwegian, Dutch
Norwegian habitational name. Singular definite form of ENG.... [more]
ENGLAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of various farmsteads, so named from Old Norse eng "meadow" and land "land".
EVENSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of EYVIND".
FALKENBERG     German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places, especially in eastern Germany and Bavaria, named from Old High German falk meaning "falcon" + berg meaning "mountain", "hill"; such place names are often associated with the presence of a castle, as falconry was a privilege of the nobility.
FALSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Falle".
FETT     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named with Old Norse fit meaning "meadow".
FINSTAD     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms so named, especially in southeastern Norway, from the personal name Finnr, meaning ‘Finn’, ‘Lapp’ + stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’).
FISKE     English, Norwegian
From the traditionally Norwegian habitational surname, from the Old Norse fiskr "fish" and vin "meadow". In England and Denmark it was a surname denoting someone who was a "fisherman" or earned their living from selling fish.
FIVELAND     Norwegian
The name of a farm near Lygdal, Vest-Agder, Norway. The word, fivel, is the name of a plant with a flower that resembles a white cotton ball and this plant grows in abundance in the marshy land near the location of the farm.
FORDE     English, Irish, Norwegian
English and Irish: variant spelling of Ford. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.... [more]
FORREN     Norwegian
Habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag, so named from a river name derived from a word meaning ‘hollow’, ‘gorge’.
FRANTZEN     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Franzén.
FRAY     English, French, Norwegian
Meaning "peace" or "brother," descended from the French term "Frere" in turn descended from the name of ancient Norse deity Frey, the deity of peace and prosperity.
GERHARDSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of GERHARD".
GJESSING     Norwegian, Danish
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
GREGERSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Gregers".
GRIMM     Anglo-Saxon, English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a dour and forbidding individual, from Old High German grim "stern, severe" or from the given name GRÍMR derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet". The name had its greatest popularity in Germany but was almost equally popular in England, having been introduced there by the conquering Norman-French after the invasion of 1066... [more]
GUDBRANDSON     Norwegian
Means "son of Gudbrand".
HAALAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Haaland or Håland, in Agder and southwestern Norway, notably in the county of Rogaland. The farm name is from Old Norse Hávaland, from Old Norse hár meaning "high" + land meaning "farm".
HAMMERSMED     Norwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See Hammersmith
HARALDSON     Norwegian
Variant of Haraldsson.
HAUG     Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound". See HAUGEN.
HAUGAN     Norwegian
Originates from a Farm name. Haugan comes from the Old Norse word haugr which can be translatd to "hill" or "mound".
HAUGE     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Hauge, from the dative singular of Old Norse haugr "hill, mound".
HAUGLAND     Norwegian
From Old Norse haugr "hill, mound" and land "farmstead, land".
HAUKEBØ     Norwegian
A combination of Norwegian hauk, derived from Old Norse haukr, "hawk" and , derived from Old Norse bœr, "farm". The meaning refers to hawks sitting abode; as on the roof of a barn.
HELLAND     Norwegian
The Old Norse name element -land meaning "country, land" combined with either Old Norse hella "flat rock" or hellir "cave". ... [more]
HJERMSTAD     Norwegian (Rare)
Hjerm means royal swords, stad means place. So Hjermstad means "place for the King's swords".
HJORNEVIK     Norwegian
Named after the town of Hjørnevik, Norway
HOLM     Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
HOLTER     English, German, Norwegian
Derived from English holt meaning "small wood". A topographic name for someone who lived near a small wooden area, as well as a habitational name from a place named with that element.
HOPPERSTAD     Norwegian
Probably a habitational name from a farm name in Norway.
HOVDA     Norwegian
Habitational name from the many farmsteads in Norway named Hovda. Derived from Old Norse hófði "rounded peak", itself derived from Old Norse hofuð "head".
HOVDE     Norwegian
Variant of HOVDA.
INGEBRETSEN     Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEBRETSON     Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
INGEBRITSON     Norwegian
Patronymic from the German personal name Engelbrecht.
ISLAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named. The origin of their name is not certain; it may be a compound of is "ice" and land "land" or from Island "Iceland" (the name of the country).
IVERSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of IVER".
JENSDATTER     Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
JENSSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of JENSEN.
KANE     Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
KEYN     Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
KJÆR     Danish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KJELLA     Norwegian (?)
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to the given name Kjell.
KJELLBERG     Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Norse kelda or Swedish källa, both meaning "spring (geology)", combined with berg "mountain, hill".
KOLDEN     German, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
KROG     Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
LANDE     French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
LANGELAND     Norwegian
Derived from the elements lang meaning "long" and land meaning "land" or "farmstead".
LANGLAND     Norwegian
Variant of Langeland.
LARSDATTER     Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
LAURSEN     German, Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence.
LIE     Norwegian
Variant spelling of Li. Derived from Old Norse hlíð "hillside, mountain slope".
LIEN     Norwegian
Variant of LIE.
LINDE     German, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
LØKKEN     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so called. Derived from Old Norse lykkja "enclosure".
LUNDE     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Lund.
LUNN     Norwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
LYKKEN     Norwegian
Varient of Løkken.
LYNGSTAD     Norwegian
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
MARTINSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish patronymic of Martin.
MATHISEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of MATHIES".
MELBY     Norwegian
Modern form of Meðalbýr meaning "middle farm", a combination of Old Norse meðal "middle" and býr "farm".
MIKKELBORG     Norwegian
Norwegian variant of the originally German surname MECKLENBURG, which came to Norway during the hanseatic era.
MOE     Norwegian
Means "sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOEN     Norwegian
Means "the sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOGENSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of MOGENS".
MOSSING     Norwegian
Habitational name from a farm name in Trøndelag, probably named with mose meaning "moss" + vin meaning "meadow".
MYHRE     Norwegian
Derived from Norwegian myr "bog, swamp".
MYKLEBUST     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse Myklibólstaðr meaning "large farm". From mikill "large" and bólstaðr "farm".
NANSEN     Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
NORDAHL     Norwegian, Swedish
The surname derives from a place name in Sunnmøre, Norway. Meaning from Old Norse norðr ''north'' and dalr ''dale'', ''valley''.
NORDAL     Norwegian
Variant of Nordahl.
NYGÅRD     Norwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
NYLAND     Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
ØDEGÅRD     Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
ODLAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
OLAF     Norwegian
From the name Olaf.
OLAFSEN     Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Means "son of OLAF".
OPPEGÅRD     Norwegian
Habitational name meaning "upper farm". Derived from Old Norse uppi "upper" and garðr "farm, yard". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway. ... [more]
ØSTBY     Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
ØSTHAGEN     Norwegian
An uncommon Norwegian surname of uncertain origin. It is most likely a locational name, derived from Norwegian øst, 'east' and hagen, 'enclosure'. ... [more]
OVERSON     Danish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
PAULSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
QUISLING     Norwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
REKDAL     Norwegian
The name of people from the small town Rekdal in West-Norway. Former footballer Kjetil Rekdal (1968- ) is the most known person from there.
ROE     Norwegian
Habitational surname for any of the several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, derived from the Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
ROISUM     Norwegian
Habitational name from the farmstead in Sogn named Røysum, from the dative plural of Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’.
RONNEBERG     Norwegian
unknown
RØNNING     Norwegian
From Old Norse Ryðningr, from ruð "clearing".
ROSENBORG     Norwegian
Norwegian form of Rosenberg.
ROSSING     Norwegian
ross (came from scotland) ing - added in Norway
RUDE     Norwegian, German
German: From a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd "fame", for example Rudolf or Rüdiger. See also Ruhe.... [more]
SÆTHER     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm".
SAND     English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SANDE     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of forty or more farmsteads so named, especially on the west coast, from the dative case of Old Norse sandr meaning "sand", "sandy plain", "beach".
SANDVIK     Norwegian, Swedish
A combination of sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
SAX     English, Norwegian
English from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.
SEEHUUS     Norwegian
Norwegian for "house by the sea."
SELLAND     Norwegian
From the Old Norse habitational name Seljuland, from selja "willow" and land "land", "farm".
SEM     Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim.
SETHER     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
SIVERTSEN     Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Patronymic of Sivert.... [more]
SKARSTAD     Norwegian
From a farm named Skarstad
SKAU     Norwegian
Means "Forest" in Norwegian.
SKELTON     English, German, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, England, originally named with the same elements as Shelton, but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence.
SKOG     Norwegian, Swedish
Means "forest" in Norwegian and Swedish.
SMED     Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of Smith.
SOLHEIM     Norwegian
Means "home of the sun" in Norwegian. A combination of sol "sun" and heim "home".... [more]
SØRENSDATTER     Danish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic of Søren.
SORLIE     Norwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name, Sørli, composed of the elements sør ‘south’ + li ‘slope’, ‘hillside’.
STAVIG     Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse stafr "pole" and vik "bay". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
STENSETH     Norwegian
habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in eastern Norway, named Steinset, from either the noun stein ‘stone’ or the same word as a personal name + set ‘farmstead’.... [more]
STOLTENBERG     German, Norwegian
Habitational name from places so called in Pomerania and Rhineland. A famous bearer is Jens Stoltenberg (b. 1959), Prime Minister of Norway 2000-2001 and 2005-2013.
STORM     English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
STORMO     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in northern Norway, so named from stor meaning "big" + mo meaning "moor", "heath".
STRØM     Norwegian, Danish
Means "stream" in Norwegian and Danish. ... [more]
SVENNINGSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Svenning".
TAKVAM     Norwegian
Literally: "Thanks For"
TANGEN     Norwegian
Tangen is a village in south-east Norway.
THEISEN     German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).
THOMASSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of THOMAS".
TOLLEFSEN     Norwegian
From a patronymic from Tollef, a variant of Torleiv, from Old Norse þorleifr (see TORLEIF).
TOLLEFSON     Norwegian
Variant of TOLLEFSEN.
TONNESEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Tonnes", Tonnes or Tønne(s) being a Norwegian short form of Antonius.
TORP     Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of THORPE.
TROFTGRUBEN     Norwegian
This last name is common in North Dakota.
TVEIT     Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name derived from Old Norse þveit "clearing".
ULVESTAD     Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of five farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse ulfr meaning ‘wolf’ + staðir, plural of staðr meaning ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
UNDERBERG     Norwegian
Habitational name from a place named with Old Norse undir meaning "under" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
VÆRNES     Norwegian
Værnes is a village in the municipality of Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag county in Mid-Norway. The original spelling of the village's name was Vannes and it is a combination of var "calm, quiet" and nes "headland"... [more]
VEA     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
VEE     Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
VELTEN     Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
VIK     Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse vík "bay, inlet".
WAGLE     Norwegian
A habitational name derived from farmsteads in Rogaland named Vagle, from the Old Norse vagl meaning a '‘perch’' or '‘roost'’, referring to a high ridge between two lakes.
WAHLBERG     German, Swedish, Norwegian
Wahlberg is a topographic surname composed of German wal "field, meadow" and berg "mountain, hill".
WOLF     English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Jewish, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, Dutch, Welsh, Flemish
From the Old English & German wulf and other Germanic cognates, all meaning 'wolf, wild dog'. (Swedish, Norwegian & Danish ulv, Scots wouf, Yiddish volf & Dutch wolf)... [more]
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