Nordberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nordberg family

The surname Nordberg 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, Nordberg, 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.

Early History of the Nordberg family

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Nordberg 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 Nordberg family (pre 1700)

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United States Nordberg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nordberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cathrina Nordberg, aged 10, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Damianno Nordberg, aged 3, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Helena Nordberg, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Olof Nordberg, aged 42, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nordberg (post 1700) +

  • John Albert Nordberg (1926-2021), American jurist, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ( 1994-2021)
  • Ben Nordberg, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1944, 1948, 1956 [2]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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