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Nordell Early Origins



The surname Nordell 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, Nordell, 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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Nordell Early History


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Nordell Early History



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Nordell Spelling Variations


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Nordell 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.

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Nordell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nordell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nordell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Nordell, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Nordell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Nordell, aged 7, originally from Korsor, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Saale" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P7-YXQ : 6 December 2014), Carl Nordell, 30 Aug 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Saale, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marie Nordell, aged 30, originally from Korsor, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Saale" from Bremen, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6P7-YX3 : 6 December 2014), Marie Nordell, 30 Aug 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Saale, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ester Nordell, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Saale" from Bremen, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J651-7M4 : 6 December 2014), Ester Nordell, 30 Aug 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Saale, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marie Nordell, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Saale" from Bremen, Germany [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J651-7M3 : 6 December 2014), Marie Nordell, 30 Aug 1892; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Saale, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Nordell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Earl Nordell, aged 4, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "United States" from Copenhagen, Denmark [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XX-QWY : 6 December 2014), Earl Nordell, 23 Aug 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Minnil Nordell, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "United States" from Copenhagen, Denmark [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XX-QWT : 6 December 2014), Minnil Nordell, 23 Aug 1920; citing departure port Copenhagen, arrival port New York, ship name United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anna Viola Nordell, aged 19, originally from Danderyd, Sweden, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Drottningholm" from Gothenburg, Sweden [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6J8-R36 : 6 December 2014), Anna Viola Nordell, 22 Nov 1921; citing departure port Gothenburg, Sweden, arrival port New York, ship name Drottningholm, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nordell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nordell (post 1700)



  • Peter W. Nordell (b. 1966), American gold and bronze medalist rower at the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1987 World Rowing Championships
  • Jessica "Jess" Nordell, American comedy writer
  • F.A. Nordell, Swedish businessman, co-founder of Salora Oy was a Finnish electronics company headquartered in Salo in 1928
  • N. Nordell, Swedish researcher at the National Defense Research Institute, S-581 11 Linköping, Sweden
  • Anna Sara Christina Nordell (b. 1982), birth name of Anna Sara Christina Engh, a Swedish contemporary pop singer

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