Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. KWIZ - Lyng [key]
Other Forms FormsKvisleling
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Meaning & History
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.