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Early Origins of the Nordby family
The surname Nordby 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, 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.
Early History of the Nordby family
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Nordby 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 Nordby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nordby family to the New World and Oceana
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.