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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Norwegian
Other Forms FormsDoskeland, Dysjaland, Dysjeland, Dyskeland, Døsland, Døske

Meaning & History

A surname originating from south-western Norway. The Døskeland farm in Sande, Gaular is the most notable place name. An older pronunciation, Dysjeland, has also been suggested by the Norwegian archaeologist Oluf Rygh. The first written reccord (ca.1350) is Dysiarlande, later Dysseland and Døsseland. The preposition Dysjar- is the simgular form of a dys f, meaning "a burial mound of stone", or gravrøys in Norwegian. The suffix -land is the same as in English, making the full meaning "land of the stone burial mound".

This farm is not the only one of its kind, as there are other farms along the southwest of Norway with similar names, like: Dysjaland, Dyskeland, Døsland and Døske.
Added 9/9/2023 by anonymous