From Norwegian å
meaning "river, stream", and rud
, an old word meaning "clearing".
From Swedish berg
"mountain" and man
"man", originally a name for a person living on a mountain.
From Swedish borg
meaning "fortification, castle".
DAHL Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Middle Low German dal
or Old Norse dalr
both meaning "valley". A famous of this surname was author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) who is mostly remembered for children's stories such as 'Matilda' and 'Henry Sugar'.
From the Old Norse words dal
meaning "valley" and gaard
meaning "yard or farmstead".
Originally denoted someone who was a doctor, ultimately from Latin doctor
Composed of the elements ek
"oak" and lund
From Old Norse eldr
, modern Swedish eld
, meaning "fire".
From the Swedish word frisk
"healthy", which was derived from the Middle Low German word vrisch
"fresh, young, frisky" and was one of the names handed out to avoid confusion in the army.
GIESE German, Danish
Derived from a short form of the given name GISELBERT
or any other Germanic name with the first element gisil
Means "hill" in Norwegian, used by families residing on hilltops.
Means "islet stream" (from Swedish holme
"islet" and ström
HOLST Danish, Low German, Dutch
Referred originally to a person from the region of Holstein (between Germany and Denmark). A famous bearer of this name was the English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934).
KRON German, Swedish
Means "crown", perhaps a nickname for one who worked in a royal household.
LANG Danish, Norwegian, German
From Scandinavian lang
, Middle High German lanc
and Middle Low German lank
all meaning "long". It was originally a nickname for a tall person or family.
Means "branch of a lime tree" from Swedish lind
"lime tree" and gren
"branch". A famous bearer of this name was Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002).
Derived from the Swedish words lind
"linden tree" and qvist
Means "linden stream", and is derived from the swedish words lind
meaning "linden (lime) tree", and ström
which means "stream".
From the Swedish name of the heather plant. There are many combinations of this name in Sweden, for example Ljungberg
"heather mountain", Ljungblad
"heather leaf", and so on.
From a place name: dahl
means "valley" in Norwegian, and Losne
is a place in Norway.
From Swedish mård
meaning "pine marten". It was often a soldier's nickname, which became a surname in later generations.
From the Norwegian word næs
meaning "a promontory".
Derived from the name of at least two different Danish villages.
NYLUND Finnish, Swedish
From the Swedish-speaking south of Finland, directly from Swedish ny
"new" and lund
From Swedish ny
meaning "new" and ström
Denoted someone from the island of Öland, or a variant spelling of Ålander
, which is a habitational name for someone from the island of Åland.
From the Swedish words ö
meaning "island" and man
meaning "man". Thus the meaning is "man from the island".
Denoted a person hailing from any one of a number of farms in Norway called either Åmdal or Omdal meaning "elm valley".
ÖSTBERG Swedish, Jewish
Means "mountain (or hill) in the east" from Swedish öst
"east" and berg
Means "(dweller in the) eastern (side of a place)" from Danish øster
Means "(dweller by or at the) eastern farm, enclosure" from Danish øster
"eastern" and gård
From the name of homesteads in Denmark (in Viborg or Rebild municipalities).
RAPP (1) Swedish
Means "quick, prompt" from Swedish rapp
, one of the names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century.
Means "healthy, energetic, speedy" in Danish.
Originally indicated someone who came from the county or town of Ribe in southwest Denmark.
Means "Skjegge's place" or "the bearded one's place" from Norwegian skjegge
"beard" and stad
Means "dweller in a farm near the woods" from Danish skov
"wood" and gård