Nordgren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nordgren family

The surname Nordgren 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, Nordgren, 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 Nordgren family

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Nordgren 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 Nordgren family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Nordgren family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Nordgren (post 1700) +

  • Sharon Nordgren, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2008 [1]
  • Elias Nordgren (b. 1872), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 56th District, 1915-18 [1]


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


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