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Where did the Swedish Nordby family come from? What is the Swedish Nordby family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nordby family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nordby family history?

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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.

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, Nordby, 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nordby research. More information is included under the topic Early Nordby History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nordby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alma Nordstrom, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island from Westervik, Sweden, in 1908; Alma Maria Nordstrom, aged 38, who arrived at Ellis Island from Sundbyberg, Sweden, in 1921.

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  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Nordby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nordby 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.

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