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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Swedish

Meaning & History

Swedish soldier name meaning "proud".

Soldier names became common in the Swedish military in the 17th and 18th century. The soldiers were required to have a unique surname in order to distinguish them from each other. Many retired soldiers kept their old soldier names and passed them on to their children.

The names could be taken from a trait (like in this case, proud) or from military terms.
Added 9/22/2011 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 12/22/2014 by Beautiful Victory