Norlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Norlin family

The surname Norlin 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, Norlin, 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 Norlin family

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

Norlin 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 Norlin family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Norlin 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 Norlin (post 1700) +

  • William F. Norlin Sr., American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948, 1952; Member of Michigan Socialist Labor State Central Committee, 1953 [1]
  • David Norlin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Kansas State Senate 21st District, 2000 [1]


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


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