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Nordquist Early Origins



The surname Nordq Uist 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, Nordq Uist, 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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Nordquist Early History


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Nordquist Early History



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

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Nordquist Spelling Variations


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Nordquist 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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Nordquist Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nordquist 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 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Nordq Uist (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nordquist (post 1700)



  • Linda Nordq Uist, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jeremiah Nordquist, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 2008 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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