Scandinavian Submitted Surnames

Scandinavian names are used in the Scandinavia region of northern Europe. For more specific lists, see Swedish names, Danish names and Norwegian names. See also about Scandinavian names.
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HEDÉN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish hed "heath, moor" and the suffix -én from Latiin -enius "descendant of"
HEDIN     Swedish
Variant of HEDÉN.
HEDLUND     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "heath grove". From hed "heath" and lund "grove".
HEIN     German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
HELGESON     Swedish
Means "son of Helge".
HELLAND     Norwegian
The Old Norse name element -land meaning "country, land" combined with either Old Norse hella "flat rock" or hellir "cave". ... [more]
HELLBOM     Swedish
From Swedish häll, a type of flat rock, and bom "boom".
HELLSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of häll, a type of flat rock, and ström "stream".
HELMEYER     German, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
HERLEV     Danish
Derived from the suburb of Herlev in Denmark.
HILMARSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hilmar".
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
HLÖÐVERSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hlöðver". Used exclusively by women.
HLÖÐVERSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Hlöðver". Used exclusively by men; Hlöðversdóttir is the female form].
HOLLAND     Irish (Anglicized), Irish, English, Scottish, German, Danish, Jewish, Dutch
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of FAOLÁN (with loss of the initial F-).... [more]
HOLLANDER     German, English, Jewish, Dutch, Swedish
Regional name for someone from Holland.
HOLM     Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
HOLMBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of holme "islet" and berg "mountain".
HOLMGREN     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of holme "islet" and gren "branch".
HOLMQUIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish holm "islet" and kvist "branch, twig".
HOLMSTEN     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish holm "islet" and sten "stone".
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.
HÖÖK     Swedish
Derived from Swedish hök "hawk".
HOPPERSTAD     Norwegian
Probably a habitational name from a farm name in Norway.
HÖRBERG     Swedish
From Swedish hör "listen, hear" and berg "mountain".
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.
HØYER     Danish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
HULDUDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hulda". Used exclusively by women.
HULDUSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Hulda". Used exclusively by men.
HULTBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, copse" and berg "mountain, hill". The surname could be derived from a place named with the element hult. Those place names are most common in Småland, southern Sweden.
HULTQUIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish hult "grove, a wood" and kvist "branch, twig".
HURTIG     Swedish
Means "quick, fast, rapid" in Swedish.
INGALLS     English, Scandinavian (Anglicized)
Patronymic from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Ingell, Old Norse Ingjaldr.... [more]
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.
INGEMARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Ingemar".
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).
ISRAELSSON     Swedish
Means "son of ISRAEL".
IVARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of IVAR".
IVERSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of IVER".
JENDRE     German (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
JENSDATTER     Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
JENSSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of JENSEN.
JEPPSSON     Swedish
Probably means "son of JESPER".
JOHANNESDOTTER     Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johannes". This surname is only used by females.
JOHANNESSON     Swedish
Means "son of Johannes".
JOHANSDOTTER     Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johan". This surname is only used by females.
JÓNSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Jón" in Icelandic.
JÓNSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Jón" in Icelandic.
JULIUSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Julius".
KAMBAN     Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
KÄMPE     Swedish
From Swedish kämpe "fighter".
KANE     Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
KÄNNGÅRD     Swedish
The name comes from a location outside Enånger named Kännavallen, which later was changed to Tjännavalen, which has been disputed.
KARLGREN     Swedish
Combination of the given name KARL and Swedish gren "branch".
KARLIN     Swedish
Swedish variant spelling of Carlin.
KEMPE     Swedish
Variant of KÄMPE.
KEYN     Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from the Norwegian word for "strong pillar".
KIERKEGAARD     Danish
Means "farm near the church" from elements kirke meaning "church" and gaard meaning "farm." A famous bearer is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
KIHLBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish kil "wedge" and berg "mountain".
KIRK     English, Scottish, Danish
Scottish and northern English, and Danish from northern Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.
KJÆR     Danish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KJARTANSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Kjartan". Used exclusively by women.
KJARTANSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Kjartan". Used exclusively by men.
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".
KNÖS     Swedish
Knös, derived from the swedish word "knös" that means "rich". "Knös, knösa" can also mean "job, work".
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’.
KRAFT     German, Swedish, Danish
Variant of Kräft.
KRISTOFFERSON     Swedish, English
Means "son of KRISTOFFER".
KROG     Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
KVIST     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "twig, branch".... [more]
LAGERQUIST     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements lager ‘laurel’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.
LAMBERG     Swedish
Possibly of German origin, but perhaps an ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element combined with berg "mountain".
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]
LANDÉN     Swedish
Variant of LANDIN.
LANDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish land "land" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LANGELAND     Norwegian
Derived from the elements lang meaning "long" and land meaning "land" or "farmstead".
LANGHORN     English, Danish, Dutch
Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.... [more]
LANGLAND     Norwegian
Variant of Langeland.
LANTZ     Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "lance". ... [more]
LARSDATTER     Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
LASSEN     Danish
Variant of Larsen.
LAURIDSEN     Danish
Means "son of LAURIDS".
LAURSEN     German, Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence.
LEFFLER     German, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
LEJON     Swedish
Means "lion" in Swedish.
LIE     Norwegian
Variant spelling of Li. Derived from Old Norse hlíð "hillside, mountain slope".
LIEN     Norwegian
Variant of LIE.
LILJA     Swedish
Means "lily" in Swedish. It is also used as a female first name (see Lilja).
LILJEGREN     Swedish
A combination of two Swedish words; lilja meaning "lily" and gren meaning "branch".
LIND     Swedish
Swedish word for lime tree.
LINDAHL     Swedish
Combination of Swedish lin "flax, linseed" or lind "lime tree" and dal "valley".
LINDBERGH     Swedish (Rare), English (Rare)
Rare variant spelling of LINDBERG. A famous bearer was American aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) who was the first person to fly non-stop from America to mainland Europe in 1927.
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]
LINDFORS     Swedish
Comes from the Swedish "Lind" or "Linden" ("Lime Tree" in English) and "Fors" ("rapidly moving water" or "rapids" or "torrent" or "white water" in English)
LINDH     Swedish
Variant spelling of LIND.
LINDHAGEN     Swedish
Lindhagen is derived from Swedish lind ("linden tree") and hage ("enclosed pasture"). Carl Lindhagen was the Chief Magistrate of Stockholm in the early 1900s. There are presently less than 200 people with this surname living in Sweden.
LINDQVIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Lindquist.
LINDSTEDT     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lind "lime tree" and German stedt "home, place".
LINNAEUS     Swedish (Rare)
Latinized form of LIND. A famous bearer was Swedish botanist Carl Linneaus (b. 1707 - d. 1778). His father adopted the name Linnaeus after a big lime tree (lind in Swedish) that grew on the family homestead in Vittaryd parish, Småland.
LINNÉ     Swedish
Swedish form of LINNAEUS.
LIV     Swedish (Rare)
Means "life" in Swedish. ... [more]
LÖF     Swedish
From an archaic Swedish spelling of löv "leaf".
LÖFQUIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and kvist "branch".
LÖFSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and ström "stream".
LÖFVÉN     Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". Stefan Löfven (b. 1957) is a Swedish politician and the prime minister of Sweden since 2014.
LØKKEN     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so called. Derived from Old Norse lykkja "enclosure".
LÖNN     Swedish
Means "maple" in Swedish.
LÖÖF     Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
LÖÖV     Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
LÖÖW     Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
LÖW     Swedish (Rare)
Variant of LÖF.
LOWENSTEIN     German, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
LÖWENTHAL     German, Jewish, Swedish
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.... [more]
LÖWHOLM     Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish elements löv "leaf" and holme "islet".
LÖWKVIST     Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish löf "leaf" and kvist "twig" or "branch".
LUNDE     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Lund.
LUNDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LUNDMARK     Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
LUNDQVIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Lundquist.
LUNDSTEDT     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and German stedt "home, place".
LUNDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of lund "grove" and ström "stream".
LUNN     Norwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
LYKKEN     Norwegian
Varient of Løkken.
LYNG     Danish
"heather"
LYNGSTAD     Norwegian
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
MALMSTRÖM     Swedish
From Swedish malm "ore" and ström "stream".
MÅNSSON     Swedish
Means "son of MÅNS".
MARKLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish mark "ground, field" and lund "grove".
MÅRTENSSON     Swedish
Means "son of MÅRTEN".
MARTINSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish patronymic of Martin.
MATHISEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of MATHIES".
MATTSON     Swedish
Variant of Mattsson.
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.
MÍNERVUDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of MINERVA" in Icelandic. A famous bearer is Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir.
MÍNERVUSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of MINERVA" in Icelandic
MOBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and berg "mountain". A notable bearer was Swedish author and playwright Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973).
MODÉN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish mo "sandy heath" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". It could also be a variant of MODIG.
MODIG     Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave".... [more]
MODIN     Swedish
Variant of Modén.
MOE     Norwegian
Means "sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOEN     Norwegian
Means "the sandy ground" in Norwegian.
MOGENSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of MOGENS".
MOSSBERG     Jewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements mosse "peat bog" + berg "mountain", "hill".
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".
MYRSTEN     Swedish
From Swedish myr "bog" and sten "stone, rock".
MYRVALL     Swedish
From Swedish myr "bog" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass"
NANSEN     Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
NATT OCH DAG     Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Means "night and day" in Swedish. This is the name of one of the oldest noble families in Sweden. The earliest known ancestor is Nils Sigridsson who lived in the 13th century. The name Natt and Dag was not mentioned until the 16th century, though, and the family members themselves didn't start using it until the 18th century... [more]
NISSEN     Danish
Means "son of Nis".
NOBEL     Swedish
Habitational name from Östra Nöbbelöv in Scania, Southern Sweden. The name was originally spelled Nobelius but was later shortened to Nobel. A famous bearer was Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), a Swedish engineer, chemist, and inventor.
NORBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nor "small strait" and berg "mountain".
NORD     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "north".
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.
NORDBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish nord meaning "north", and berg meaning "mountain".
NORDENSKIÖLD     Swedish
Derived from the two Swedish words "norden" which refers to the region of Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. The other word, skiöld, is an old way of spelling the word "sköld" that means shield.... [more]
NORDGREN     Swedish
consist of "nord" meaning north, and "gren" meaning branch.
NORDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish nord "north" and the suffix -in that is derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of".
NORDLUND     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and lund "grove".
NORDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of nord "north" and ström "stream". ... [more]
NORELL     Swedish, English
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -ell, from Latin adjectival suffix -elius. ... [more]
NORÉN     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of norr "north" or nor "small strait" and the popular surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius. The second element might, in some rare cases, be derived from Swedish en "juniper".
NORGAARD     Danish
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
NORMAN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish norr "north", or in some cases nor "narrow strait of water", and man "man".
NØRREGAARD     Danish
An alternate spelling of Nørgaard. Literally meaning north farm in Danish.
NORRGÅRD     Finnish, Swedish
From Swedish norr meaning "north" combined with gård meaning "farm, estate".
NORRMAN     Swedish
Either a variant of NORMAN or taken directly from Swedish norrman "Norwegian, person from Norway".
NØRSKOV     Danish
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
NYBERG     Swedish
Swedish name meaning "new mountain", derived from the words ny "new" and berg "mountain".
NYBLOM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
NYGÅRD     Norwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
NYHOLM     Swedish, Danish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
NYLAND     Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
NYMAN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish ny "new" and man "man".
NYQUIST     Swedish
Variant of NYKVIST.
NYQVIST     Swedish
Variant of NYKVIST. A famous bearer was Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist (1960-2017).
OBEL     Danish
Surname
ÖBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
ØDEGÅRD     Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
ÓDINSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of ÓÐINN".
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’.
OHLSSON     Swedish
Variant of OLSSON.
ÖHMAN     Swedish
Variant of ÖMAN.
ÖHRN     Swedish
Variant of ÖRN.
OLAF     Norwegian
From the name Olaf.
OLAFSEN     Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Means "son of OLAF".
ÓLAFSSON     Icelandic
Patronymic of the given Ólafur. This surname is given to their sons.
OLAUSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Olaus".
OLESDATTER     Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
OLUFSEN     Danish
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
ÖLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and lund "groove".
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]
ÖRN     Swedish
Means "eagle" in Swedish.
OSCARSON     English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Oscar".
OSCARSSON     Swedish
Variant of Oskarsson.
OSKARSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Oskar".
ÖST     Swedish
Means "east" in Swedish.
ØSTBY     Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads in Norway named Østby or Austby. Derived from Old Norse aust "east" and býr "farm, village".
ÖSTER     Swedish
Swedish form of Øster.
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]
ÖSTLUND     Swedish
Combination of Swedish öst "east" and lund "groove".
ÖVALL     Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
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".
OXENSTIERNA     Swedish
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name itself may mean "the ox's forehead", from the Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which may mean forehead, even though the modern word is panna... [more]
PALM     Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
PALME     Swedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
PALMQVIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
PÅLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of PÅL".
PANTOLIN     Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
PAULSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
PEDERSSON     Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Peder".
PEHRSSON     Swedish
Variant of Persson.
PELLE     Danish, German
From the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of PETER.
PRÆST     Danish
From Danish præst meaning "priest".
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.
QUIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
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.
RICHARDSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Rikard".
RIIS     Scandinavian
Nickname from ris 'twigs', 'scrub', or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Denmark. Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads named Ris, from Old Norse hrís 'brushwood'.
ROBINSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Robin".
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’.
RÖNN     Swedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
RONNEBERG     Norwegian
unknown
RØNNING     Norwegian
From Old Norse Ryðningr, from ruð "clearing".
ROSELL     Swedish
Combination of ros "rose" and the common surname suffix -ell.
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]
RUDSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of rud "deforested land, clearing" and ström "stream".
RYDBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and berg "mountain". Notable bearers are author and poet Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) and physicist Johannes Rydberg (1854-1919).
RYDELL     Swedish, English
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the common suffix -ell, from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.... [more]
RYDÉN     German, Swedish
Can come from the island Rügen in Germany. Bengt Rydén was the cheif editor at a Swedish magazine called Veckans Affärer.
SÆTHER     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm".
SAHLÉN     Swedish
Variant of Sahlin.
SAHLIN     Swedish
Swedish sal "hall, large room" (possibly from a place name containing this element) combined with the common surname suffix -in.
SAMUELSSON     Swedish
Means "son of SAMUEL".
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.
SANDAHL     Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and dal "valley".
SANDBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and berg "mountain".
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".
SANDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and ström "stream".
SANDVALL     Swedish
From Swedish sand "sand" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
SANDVIK     Norwegian, Swedish
A combination of sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
SANTESSON     Swedish
Means "son of Sante". Sante is a medieval Swedish form of Alexander.
SAX     English, Norwegian
English from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.
SCHÖN     German, Swedish
Derived from Middle High German schoene "beautiful, friendly".
SEDIN     Swedish
Two famous bearers are the Swedish ice hockey players, and twins, Henrik and Daniel Sedin (b. 1980).
SEEHUUS     Norwegian
Norwegian for "house by the sea."
SEGER     Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname SEAGER or derived from the Germanic given name SIGIHERI "victory army".
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.
SIEVERT     Low German, Dutch, Swedish
Derived from the given name SIVERT. A Sievert (Sv) is a unit measuring the effect of ionizing radiation on the human body (called equivalent absorbed radiation dose). It was named after Swedish medical physicist Rolf Sievert (1896 – 1966).
SIGURÐARDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic. This surname is used as a patronymic. Its masculine counterpart is Sigurðsson.
SIGURÐDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic.
SIVERTSEN     Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Patronymic of Sivert.... [more]
SIVERTSSON     Swedish
Swedish cognate of Sivertsen.
SJÖBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake" and berg "mountain, hill".
SJÖBLOM     Swedish
Combination of Swediah sjö "lake" and blom "bloom".
SJÖGREN     Swedish
Ornamental name comprised of Swedish sjö "lake" and gren "branch".
SJÖÖ     Swedish
Derived from Swedish sjö "lake".
SJÖSTRÖM     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö "lake" and ström "stream, small river".
SJUNNESSON     Swedish
Means "son of SJUNNE".
SKARSGÅRD     Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a habitational name derived from Skärlöv, a village located on the island of Öland, Kalmar County, Sweden. The name of the village is, according to very uncertain sources, said to mean Skares gård "Skare's farm"... [more]
SKARSTAD     Norwegian
From a farm named Skarstad
SKAU     Norwegian
Means "Forest" in Norwegian.
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