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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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. 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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