Show ContentsBjornstad History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

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 on Facebook