Norling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Norling family
The surname Norling 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, Norling, 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 Norling family
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Norling 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 Norling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Norling 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 Norling (post 1700) +
- Lisa Norling, American historian noted for her pioneering work on gender and the sea, awarded the 2001 Frederick Jackson Turner Award and the 2000 John Lyman Book Award
- Marshall F. Norling, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1956 
- G. Norling, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1904 
- Carroll Norling, American Democratic Party politician, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 1972 
- Axel Norling (1884-1964), Swedish two-time Olympic gold medalist gymnast, diver, and tug of war competitor
- Lars Daniel Norling (1888-1958), Swedish three-time Olympic gold medalist gymnast and horse rider
- Rikard Norling (b. 1971), Swedish football manager
- Clive Norling, former Welsh international rugby union referee
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