Nordström History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Nordström family

The surname Nordström was first found in various places throughout Sweden as the name is derived from the Old Norse word for north. The name was originally a topographic name adopted by someone who lived to the north of a main settlement. When surnames finally became mandatory in Sweden in the 19th century, Nordström, or one of the many compound names created from it were often adopted ornamentally, that is, the bearers did not necessarily have any association with the meaning of the name. These compound names used such suffixes as "dahl" (valley), "stedt" (homestead), "ström" (river), and others.

Important Dates for the Nordström family

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Nordström Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nord, Nordh, Noren, Norden, Norin, Nordin, Norell, Nordell, Norlin, Nordling, Norelius, Norberg, Nordberg, Norrby, Nordahl, Norqvist, Nordström and many more.

Early Notables of the Nordström family (pre 1700)

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Nordström migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nordström Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anders A. Nordstrom, aged 28, who landed in America from Sweden, in 1903
  • Alma Nordstrom, aged 35, who settled in America from Westervik, Sweden, in 1908
  • Alfred Nordstrom, aged 41, who landed in America from Matornio, Finland, in 1908
  • Anders Nordstrom, aged 19, who landed in America from Stensele, Sweden, in 1909
  • Agda V. Nordstrom, aged 26, who settled in America from Hammarland, Finland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Nordström (post 1700)

  • John W. Nordstrom (1871-1963), Swedish-born co-founder of the Nordstrom department store chain, now having 349 stores operating in 40 states
  • Nancy Merz Nordstrom, American author of Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years
  • Ursula Nordstrom (1910-1988), American publisher and editor in chief of juvenile books at Harper & Row from 1940 to 1973
  • Siggie Nordstrom (1893-1980), American entertainer, lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters
  • Dagmar Nordstrom (1903-1976), American composer, pianist, arranger, accompanist and harmony of The Nordstrom Sisters
  • Walter Vincent Nordstrom (1914-1967), American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1955-58; Member of South Dakota State Senate, 1959-67 [1]
  • Thomas A. Nordstrom, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 38th Circuit, 1978 [1]
  • Merrill Nordstrom, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 2008 [1]
  • Evelyn Nordstrom, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1944 [1]
  • C. M. Nordstrom, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1933-34 [1]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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