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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Swedish
Other Forms FormsThorvaldsson (Swedish variant), Þorvaldsson (Icelandic)

Meaning & History

Swedish patronymic meaning "son of Torvald". It was the surname name of Erik the Red (Eiríkr Þorvaldsson, anglicized as Erik Thorvaldsson or Erik Torvaldsson), father of Viking explorer Leif Erikson.
Added 6/1/2014 by anonymous
Edited 7/6/2021 by Beautiful Victory