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The origin of the distinguished Bjornstad family can be traced to the rugged Scandinavian country of Norway. The surname Bjornstad is derived from the Old Norse personal name Bjorn, which means bear. The suffix -sen and its variants are translatable as son of.

Bjornstad Early Origins




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Contemporary Notables of the name Bjornstad (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bjornstad (post 1700)



  • Olav T. Bjørnstad (1882-1963), Norwegian rower at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • Hans Bjørnstad (1928-2007), Norwegian gold medalist ski jumper who competed in the late 1940s and early 1950s
  • Vidar Bjørnstad (b. 1955), Norwegian politician
  • Olaf Bjørn Bjørnstad (1931-2013), Norwegian ski jumper

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    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Bjornstad Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bjornstad Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 April 2015 at 16:26.

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