Danish Submitted Surnames

Danish names are used in the country of Denmark in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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AABERG     Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian cognate of ÅBERG.
AABY     Norwegian, Danish
The surname Aaby is a habitational name from a place called Aaby or Åby, from å ‘river’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’
AAS     Norwegian, Danish
Variant spelling of ÅS.
ABILDGÅRD     Danish
Means "apple farm."
ÅS     Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ridge, hill" in the Scandinavian languages.
BANG     Danish
Originally a nickname denoting a loud or brash person, from Old Danish bang "noise" (from Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin). A literary bearer was Danish author Herman Bang (1857-1912).... [more]
BAY     English, French, Dutch, Scottish, German, Danish, Norwegian
English, French, and Dutch: nickname for someone with chestnut or auburn hair, from Middle English, Old French bay, bai, Middle Dutch bay ‘reddish brown’ (Latin badius, used originally of horses).... [more]
BENDTSDATTER     Danish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
BERNTSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of BERNT".
BILDT     Swedish, Danish
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century... [more]
BIRCH     English, German, Danish, Swedish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from a Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk)... [more]
BOLDING     Danish
Habitational name from a place so named in Jutland.
BOLT     Danish, German
Variant of Boldt.
BORRESEN     Danish
The Danish surname Borresen has two origins. Boerresen is composed of -sen 'son' + the given name Boerre, the modern equivalent of Old Norse Byrgir 'the helper' (from proto-Indo-European root BHER- 'to carry, bear')... [more]
BOYE     English, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From the Germanic given names Boio or Bogo, which are of uncertain origin. Also possibly a variant of Bothe.
BRANNER     Danish, German, English
Danish variant of BRANDER and German variant of BRANTNER.
CONRADI     German, Danish, Norwegian
Latinization of a patronymic from the personal name Konrad.
CRABB     English, Scottish, German, Dutch, Danish
English and Scottish, from Middle English crabbe, Old English crabba ‘crab’ (the crustacean), a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait. English and Scottish from Middle English crabbe ‘crabapple (tree)’ (probably of Old Norse origin), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a crabapple tree... [more]
DAAE     Literature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century. ... [more]
DAHMER     German, Danish
A northern German or Danish habitual name for someone from one of the many places named Dahme in Brandenburg, Holstein, Mecklenburg, or Silesia. A famous bearer of this name was Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer (1960 - 1993).
DALE     Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
DAMM     German, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
DAN     Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
DAUGAARD     Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dau of unknown origin. ... [more]
DELEURAN     French (Huguenot), Danish
Huguenot surname of unknown origin. This family emigrated to Denmark in the 16th century, and now most members of the family are Danish
EDVARDSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of EDVARD".
ELIASSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of ELIAS".
Means "son of Enevold".
EVENSON     Danish, English, German, Swedish (Rare)
Variant spelling of Evensen and Evanson.
FAABORG     Danish
Habitational name from a place so called.
FALKENBERG     German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places, especially in eastern Germany and Bavaria, named from Old High German falk meaning "falcon" + berg meaning "mountain", "hill"; such place names are often associated with the presence of a castle, as falconry was a privilege of the nobility.
FEY     German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
FRANTZEN     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Franzén.
GERHARDSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of GERHARD".
GJESSING     Norwegian, Danish
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
GLUD     Danish
GOLDBERG     German, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
GREGERSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Gregers".
GRIMM     Anglo-Saxon, English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From a nickname for a stern and forbidding individual, derived from the Old High German word grim "stern, severe". Or possibly from the given name GRÍMR derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet"... [more]
HAGEMANN     German, Danish
1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Low German hage + mann ‘man’. ... [more]
HALLA     Danish
Derived from the Old Norse HALLR, which means 'flat stone, rock' or 'sloping, leaning to one side'... [more]
HAMBERG     German, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg.
HAMMERSMED     Norwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See Hammersmith
HANSSEN     Danish
Means "son of Hans"... [more]
HEIN     German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
HELMEYER     German, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
HERLEV     Danish
Derived from the suburb of Herlev in Denmark.
HJELM     Swedish, Danish
From Swedish hjälm or Danish hjelm, both derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet".
HOLLAND     Irish (Anglicized), Irish, English, Scottish, German, Danish, Jewish, Dutch
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of FAOLÁN (with loss of the initial F-).... [more]
HOLM     Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
HØYER     Danish
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
JENDRE     German (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
JENSDATTER     Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
JENSSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of JENSEN.
Means "farm near the church" from elements kirke meaning "church" and gaard meaning "farm." A famous bearer is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
KIRK     English, Northern English, Scottish, Danish
From northern Middle English, Danish kirk "church" (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.
KJÆR     Danish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KRAFT     German, Swedish, Danish
Variant of Kräft.
KROG     Norwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
LANGHORN     English, Danish, Dutch
Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.... [more]
LARSDATTER     Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
LASSEN     Danish
Variant of Larsen.
LAURIDSEN     Danish
Means "son of LAURIDS".
LAURSEN     German, Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence.
LINDE     German, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
LUNDE     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Lund.
LYNG     Danish
MAGNUSSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Magnus."
MARTINSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish patronymic of Martin.
MATHISEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of MATHIES".
MOGENSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of MOGENS".
NANSEN     Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
NISSEN     Danish
Means "son of Nis".
NORGAARD     Danish
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
An alternate spelling of Nørgaard. Literally meaning north farm in Danish.
NØRSKOV     Danish
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
NYHOLM     Swedish, Danish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
OBEL     Danish
OLAFSEN     Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Means "son of OLAF".
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
OLUFSEN     Danish
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
OVERSON     Danish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
PAULSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
PELLE     Danish, German
From the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of PETER.
POST     Low German, Danish, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.
PRÆST     Danish
From Danish præst meaning "priest".
PYNDT     Danish (Rare)
Variant of Pynt.
SAND     English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SIVERTSEN     Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Patronymic of Sivert.... [more]
SKOV     Danish
Means "forest" or "woods" in Danish.
SMED     Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of Smith.
SØGÅRD     Danish
Means "sea farm" indicating a farmstead near the sea or open water.
Habitational name from sønder "southern" and gård "enclosure", "farm".
Means "southern farm."
SØRENSDATTER     Danish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic of Søren.
STIGWARD     Scottish, Danish, Swedish
The proper form of "Stewart"
STORM     English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
STRØM     Norwegian, Danish
Means "stream" in Norwegian and Danish. ... [more]
SVENNINGSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Svenning".
TESCHER     German, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
THEISEN     German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).
THIESSEN     German, Danish
Reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies.
THOMASSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of THOMAS".
TORP     Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of THORPE.
VILLADSEN     Danish
Villadsen means "son of Villads".
VINTHER     Danish
Danish variant of Winter.
WARMING     Danish
Probably originating near the town of Ribe in Southeast Denmark. It appears as both Warming and Varming.... [more]
WENDT     German, Danish
Ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin... [more]
Danish variant of Westergård.
WILDER     English, German, Danish, Yiddish
Variant of Wild.
WIND     English, German, Danish
Nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English wind "wind", Middle High German wint "wind", also "greyhound".
WOLF     English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Jewish, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, Dutch, Welsh, Flemish
From the Old English & German wulf and other Germanic cognates, all meaning 'wolf, wild dog'. (Swedish, Norwegian & Danish ulv, Scots wouf, Yiddish volf & Dutch wolf)... [more]
WOLF     English, Danish, German
From a short form of the various Germanic compound names with a first element wolf "wolf", or a byname or nickname with this meaning. The wolf was native throughout the forests of Europe, including Britain, until comparatively recently... [more]
WULF     North German, Danish
Variant of Wolf.
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