Nordlund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nordlund family

The surname Nordlund 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, Nordlund, 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.

Important Dates for the Nordlund family

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Nordlund 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 Nordlund family (pre 1700)

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Nordlund migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nordlund Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Nordlund, aged 28, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nordlund (post 1700)

  • Beth Lape Nordlund, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 2000 [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
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