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150 Popular Swedish Surnames Or Last Names, With Meanings

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Surnames were not common in Sweden before the 19th century as they followed the patronymic system, meaning a person’s name was derived from the father’s name or a paternal ancestor’s name with a prefix or suffix added to it.

The members of the clergy, nobility, and soldiers began to adopt non-patronymic surnames, and by the late 19th century, surnames began to change and served as a reminder of the place they lived in or their occupation. Also, in the 17th and 18th centuries, members of the middle class adopted ornamental surnames, which consisted of two elements, with the first element consisting of a farm name or a topographical feature (1).

Here is a list of 150 Swedish surnames, along with their meanings, to help you better understand your Swedish family lines.

List Of Popular Swedish Surnames Or Last Names

1. Abramson

It means ‘son of Abram or Abraham (the Biblical figure)’ and is a variation of the patronymic surname ‘Abram.’

2. Ahlberg

This Swedish surname is composed of the words ‘al,’ meaning ‘alder,’ and ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

3. Ahlgren

This is a Swedish surname, composed of ‘al,’ meaning ‘alder,’ and ‘gren,’ meaning ‘branch.’

4. Ahlin

It is a Swedish surname and is composed of ‘al,’ which means ‘alder,’ and the ‘in’ is derived from the Latin word ‘inus,’ or ‘inius,’ which means ‘descendant of.’ This surname may have a topographic origin, adopted from a prominent alder tree at home.

5. Ahlman

This is a Swedish ornamental name composed of the prefix ‘al,’ which means ‘alder,’ and ‘man,’ meaning ‘man.’ In many places in Germany, this is a topographic name meaning ‘swamp man.’

6. Ahlquist

This ornamental surname consists of the words ‘al,’ which means ‘alder,’ and ‘quist,’ an old spelling for ‘kvist,’ which means ‘twig.’

7. Ahlstorm

It is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘al,’ meaning ‘alder,’ and ‘storm,’ which means ‘river.’

8. Akerman

Known to be the Swedish form of Ackermann, this surname is composed of the prefix ‘aker,’ which means ‘field,’ and ‘man’ meaning ‘man.’

9. Akerson

This surname belongs to a small group of Swedish names that end with ‘son’ but is not a patronymic. It is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘aker’ meaning ‘field,’ and son, means ‘son.’

10. Almstedt

This is an ornamental name derived from the Swedish words ‘alm,’ which means ‘elm,’ and ‘stad,’ meaning ‘town.’

11. Andersson

This surname means ‘son of Anders or Andrew,’ which is derived from the Greek name ‘Andreas’ meaning ‘man’ or ‘manly.’ In Sweden, Andersson is one of the most common surnames.

12. Allinder

It is a common Swedish surname that has two elements, namely ‘al,’ which means ‘alder,’ and a common suffix ‘aner’ meaning ‘man’ in Greek.

13. Alvin

This is another ornamental name and consists of the elements ‘alv,’ which means ‘elf,’ and the common suffix ‘in.’

14. Ameen

It is a Swedish surname in which the first part ‘ame’ could be the name of a place, and the ‘en’ is derived from the Latin word ‘enius,’ meaning ‘relating to.’

15. Anderberg

This ornamental surname is composed of the elements ‘ander,’ which is probably derived from the Greek word ‘andros,’ meaning ‘man,’ and  ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

16. Anfinson

A common surname in Sweden and Norway, it consists of the elements ‘arn,’ which means ‘eagle,’ and ‘finnr,’ meaning ‘Finn (Finnish).’

17. Angerman

This Swedish surname is a shortened form of the Latinized regional name ‘angermannius,’ which means ‘man from the country of Angermanland.’

18. Ansell

It is a compound name made of  ‘ans,’ which is probably the name of a place, and  ‘ell,’ a common suffix derived from the Latin word ‘elius.’

19. Aslin

This topographic name consists of the elements ‘as,’ meaning ‘ridge’ and ‘lin,’ a common suffix in Swedish last names.

20. Asplund

This ornamental surname is composed of the elements ‘asp,’ meaning ‘aspen, ‘ and ‘lund,’ meaning ‘grove.’

21. Axelson

This is a patronymic form of ‘axel,’ which means ‘divine source of life.’

22. Backlund

It is an ornamental name consisting of the elements ‘back,’ which means ‘hill,’ and ‘lund,’ which means ‘grove.’

23. Backman

It is an ornamental name consisting of the elements ‘back(e),’ meaning ‘hill,’ and ‘man,’ which means ‘man.’

24. Beckius

This is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘back,’ which means ‘stream,’ and ‘ius,’ a common suffix.

25. Bergdahl

This ornamental name consists of the elements ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain’ and ‘dal,’ meaning ‘valley.’

26. Berggren

This Swedish surname consists of the elements ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain,’ and ‘gren,’ meaning ‘branch.’

27. Bergstedt

This ornamental Swedish surname consists of the elements ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain,’ and ‘stedt,’ which could be the name of a place.

28. Bergsten

It is an ornamental surname consisting of the elements ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain,’ and ‘sten,’ which means ‘stone.’

29. Bergstrand

This ornamental name is composed of the elements ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain,’ and ‘strand,’ meaning ‘shore.’

30. Birger

This Swedish surname is derived from the personal name ‘Birger,’ which means ‘one who saves, protects, or helps.’

31. Bjorklund

This is a habitational surname where ‘bjork’ means ‘birch’ and ‘lund means ‘grove.’

32. Bjornberg

This is an ornamental name meaning ‘bear mountain.’

33. Bjurstrom

This ornamental name consists of the elements ‘bjur,’ which means ‘beaver,’ and ‘strom,’ which means ‘river.’

34. Blaustein

Of German origin, this Swedish surname consists of two elements; the first element, ‘blau,’ means ‘blue,’ and the second element, ‘stein,’ means ‘stone.’

35. Blixt

It could be a soldier’s name or an ornamental name. It means ‘bolt of lightning.’

36. Blomberg

It is an ornamental surname, where ‘blom’ stands for ‘flower or bloom’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

37. Blomgren

This Swedish surname is composed of the elements ‘blom,’ which means ‘flower or bloom,’ and ‘gren,’ which means ‘branch.’

38. Boberg

It is a habitual name composed of the elements ‘bo,’ which means ‘dwelling,’ and ‘berg’ which means ‘mountain.’

39. Bodeen

This is a topographic name with the elements  ‘bod,’ which means ‘small hut,’ and the suffix ‘en,’ which is Latin for ‘genius.’ It may also be a habitational name.

40. Bolling

It is an ornamental name that consists of the element ‘boll,’ meaning ‘belonging to,’ and the common suffix, ‘ing.’ It might also be a habitational name.

41. Boman

It could be an ornamental name as it contains the elements ‘bo,’ meaning ‘dwelling,’ and ‘man,’ which means ‘man.’ It could also be a topographic name for someone who lived on an outlying homestead.

42. Branting

This could be a habitational name. The element ‘brant’ means ‘steep hill,’ and ‘ing’ is a common suffix in Swedish surnames.

43. Bratt

This surname is derived from the old Norse personal name ‘Brattr,’ which means ‘majestic,’ or ‘proud.’

44. Broberg

This is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘bro,’ meaning ‘bridge,’ and ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

45. Brunell

An ornamental name, it consists of ‘brun,’ meaning ‘brown,’ and the suffix ‘ell,’ which is a derivative of the Latin word ‘elius.’

46. Callander

This could be a variant of ‘Karl,’ meaning ‘man,’ and ‘ander,’ an ornamental suffix from the Greek words ‘aner,’ or ‘andros.’

47. Carby

This could be a habitational name in Sweden and is derived from the words ‘karl,’ meaning ‘freeman,’ and ‘byr,’ which means ‘village.’

48. Cederholm

It is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘ceder,’ meaning ‘cedar,’ and ‘holm,’ meaning ‘island.’

49. Clarin

It might be a derivative of the word ‘klar,’ which means ‘clear,’ and the suffix ‘inus,’ is derived from Latin and means ‘descendant of.’

50. Cornell

This Swedish last name is derived from Latin and means ‘horn.’ It may also be a soldier’s name.

51. Cronquist

This ornamental surname consists of ‘kron,’ which means ‘crown,’ and ‘quist,’ which is the old spelling of ‘kvist,’ meaning ‘twig.’

52. Dahl

This popular Swedish surname is derived from an Old Norse name ‘dalr,’ which means ‘valley.’ A well-known personality with this surname is Roald Dahl, whose popular works include Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

53. Dahmen

This surname consists of two elements. The first one, ‘Dahm,’ could be the name of a place, while the suffix ‘en’ is derived from the Latin word ‘enius,’ which means ‘relating to.’

54. Dahlberg

This Swedish surname is also an ornamental name. The first element, ‘dal,’ means ‘valley,’ and the second element, ‘berg,’ means ‘mountain.’

55. Degn

This Swedish surname is derived from an occupational name ‘degn,’ which means ‘deacon,’ which is further derived from the Latin word ‘diaconus,’ which means ‘servant.’

56. Ekholm

This ornamental name consists of the elements ‘ek,’ meaning ‘oak’ and ‘holm’ meaning ‘island.’

57. Ekbald

This is an ornamental name that consists of  ‘ek,’ which means ‘oak,’ and ‘blad,’ meaning ‘leaf.’

58. Ekstrand

This ornamental name is composed of the elements ‘ek,’ which means ‘oak,’ and ‘strand,’ meaning ‘shore.’

59. Eld

This Swedish surname is derived from the Old Norse name ‘eldr,’ which means ‘flame,’ or ‘fire.’

60. Elg

It is an ornamental Swedish surname derived from the word ‘alg,’ which means ‘moose.’

61. Eliasson

This is a patronymic form of the personal name ‘Elias,’ which is a name borne by a Biblical prophet.

62. Elm

It is an ornamental name derived from the word ‘alm(e),’ which means ‘elm grove.’

63. Enberg

This could be an ornamental name as it is composed of the elements ‘en,’ which means ‘juniper,’ and ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

64. Eriksson

It is a Swedish patronymic surname meaning ‘son of Erik.’ The personal name Eric is composed of the element ‘ei,’ which means ‘one, alone, unique,’ and  ‘rikr,’ which means ‘king,’ or ‘ruler.’

65. Fager

This is probably an ornamental name or a derivative of a by name. It means ‘handsome’ or ‘beautiful.’

66. Fahlgren

This is an ornamental-habitational name formed with the elements ‘fal,’ which means ‘plain,’ and ‘gren,’ meaning ‘branch.’

67. Ferm

This could be a soldier’s name derived from the Swedish word ‘farm,’ which means ‘prompt,’ or ‘ready.’

68. Flink

In Swedish, the word ‘flink’ means ‘quick,’ ‘agile,’ or ‘nimble.’ It could be a monothematic name adopted by a group of peasants serving in the army and later transmitted to their  descendants.

69. Floren

This ornamental name is derived from the word ‘flor,’ which means ‘flower’ and the  suffix ‘en’ is derived from the Latin word ‘enius, meaning ‘relating to.’

70. Grahn

It could be an ornamental name derived from the word ‘gran,’ which means ‘spruce.’ It could also be a topographical name after a place called Gran.

71. Granat

This could be a soldier’s name derived from the word ‘granat,’ which means ‘grenade’ or ‘shell.’

72. Grendahl

It is an ornamental Swedish last name with two elements. The first one, ‘gren,’ means ‘branch,’ and the second one, ‘dahl,’ means ‘valley.’

73. Gullickson

This is a patronymic name derived from the personal name ‘Gullik,’ which is further derived from an Old Norse name ‘Gudleikr’ which is a compound of ‘gud’ meaning ‘God’ and ‘leikr,’ which means ‘fight’ or ‘struggle.’

74. Gunnarson

Another patronymic name, ‘Gunnarson’ is derived from the personal name ‘Gunnar,’ which in turn is derived from an Old Norse name Gunnarr, which consists of the elements ‘gunn,’ which means ‘battle,’ and ‘arr,’ meaning ‘warrior.’

75. Hagberg

This could be an ornamental name; it consists of the elements ‘hage,’  meaning ‘enclosure,’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘hill.’

76. Hammar

This is a habitational name derived from a place named ‘hamarr,’ which is an Old Norse name and means ‘crag,’ or ‘cliff.’

77. Hassel

It could be an ornamental name derived from the Swedish word ‘hassel,’ which means ‘hazel.’ It could also be a habitational name containing the element ‘Hassel.’

78. Hedberg

This ornamental Swedish last name is composed of the elements ‘hed,’ which means ‘heath’ or ‘moor,’ and ‘berg, which’ means ‘hill.’

79. Hellen

It is an ornamental Swedish name formed from the words ‘hall,’ which means ‘rock’ or ‘stone,’ and the suffix ‘en,’ which is derived from the Latin word ‘enius.’

80. Hannson

This patronymic name is derived from the personal name ‘Hans,’ which means ‘the Lord is gracious.’ Hansson means ‘son of Hans.’

81. Ingerman

It is a regional name derived from a place known as Ingermanland (Ingria), which is a former province between Finland and Russia.

82. Isberg

This ornamental name is composed of the elements ‘is,’ which means ‘ice,’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

83. Jansson

It is a patronymic name derived from the personal name ‘jan,’ which is a reduced form of ‘Johannes.’

84. Johansson

This is one of the most common Swedish surnames after Anderson. It is a patronymic name, which means ‘son of Johan.’

85. Kallgren

This ornamental name consists of the elements ‘kalla,’ which means ‘spring’ or ‘source,’ and  ‘gren,’ meaning ‘twig.’

86. Kalmar

This Swedish last name is a habitational name and is derived from the name of a seaport known as ‘Kalmar,’ which is located opposite the island of Oland.

87. Karlsson

It is another common surname in Sweden and is a patronymic name meaning, ‘son of Karl,’ or ‘ Karl’s son.’ The common alternative spelling for it is Carlsson.

88. Kindell

This ornamental surname consists of the word ‘kind,’ which means ‘family’ or ‘tribe,’ and the suffix ‘ell,’ which is derived from the Latin word ‘elius.’

89. Kjellberg

It is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘kalla,’ which means ‘spring,’ and  ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

90. Kronholm

It is an ornamental name that is composed of the elements ‘kron,’ which means ‘Crown,’ and ‘holm,’ which means ‘inlet’ or ‘island.’

91. Kvistad

This could be a habitational name named after the place Kvistad, or it could be an ornamental name consisting of the elements ‘kvist,’ which means ‘twig’ and ‘stad,’ which means ‘town.’

92. Lagergren

This ornamental name is composed of the elements ‘lager,’ which means ‘laurel,’ and ‘gren,’ which means ‘branch.’

93. Landberg

This ornamental Swedish last name contains two elements. The first one is ‘land,’ which means ‘land,’ and the second element, ‘berg,’ means ‘hill,’ or ‘mountain.’

94. Landin

This Swedish surname consists of two elements; the first one is ‘land,’ which means ‘land,’ and the second one is a common suffix in Swedish surnames and is derived from the Latin word ‘inius,’ which means ‘descendant of.’

95. Levander

This Swedish surname has many origins. Some say it is an ornamental name picked by a 19th-century priest from the name of his home farm, Hjartungen, with Hjarta standing for ‘heart,’ which is translated as ‘lev’ in Hebrew. The suffix ‘ander’ is derived from the Greek word ‘andr’ meaning ‘man.’ Others say it is derived from Levene, a place in the Vastergotland province.

96. Liden

It is an ornamental name that consists of two parts; the first one is ‘lid,’ which means ‘hill,’ and the common suffix ‘en’ is derived from the Latin word ‘enius.’

97. Lilijedahl

This Swedish surname is composed of the elements ‘lilije,’ which means ‘lilly,’ and ‘dahl,’ which is an old spelling of ‘dal,’ meaning ‘valley.’

98. Lindbeck

This ornamental name is composed of the elements ‘lind,’ which means ‘lime tree,’ and ‘beck,’ which means ‘stream.’

99. Lindborg

This is another ornamental name and consists of the elements ‘lind,’ which means ‘lime tree,’ and ‘borg,’ which means ‘castle.’

100. Lindgren

It is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘lind,’ which means ‘lime tree,’ and ‘gren,’ which means ‘branch.’

101. Lundeen

This Swedish surname is an ornamental name composed of the element ‘lund,’ which means ‘grove,’ and the suffix ‘een’ is derived from the Latin word ‘enius.’

102. Lundholm

It is an ornamental surname composed of the elements ‘lund,’ which means ‘grove,’ and  ‘holm,’ which means ‘island.’

103. Mahlberg

The first element of this surname might be the ornamental spelling of a  place name element ‘mal,’ which means ‘gravel.’ The second element, ‘berg,’ means ‘mountain.’

104. Malmberg

This ornamental name is composed of ‘malm,’ which means ‘ore,’ and ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

105. Mathiason

It is a patronymic derived from the personal name ‘Mathias,’ which is the Swedish form of ‘Matthew.’

106. Moberg

This is an ornamental or a topographic name composed of the elements ‘mo,’ which means ‘sandy heath,’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

107. Mogren

It is an ornamental name that is composed of the elements ‘mo,’ which means ‘sandy heath,’ and ‘gren,’ which means ‘branch.’

108. Mossberg

This ornamental Swedish surname is composed of the elements ‘mosse,’ which means ‘peat bog,’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

109. Naslund

This is an ornamental or a topographic name that consists of the elements ‘nas,’ which means ‘narrow neck of land,’ and ‘lund,’ which means ‘grove.’

110. Nordin

This is a common Swedish surname that is carried by more than 10, 000 people in Sweden. It is an ornamental name formed by the elements ‘nord,’ which means ‘north,’ and the common suffix ‘in,’ which is derived from the Lantin word ‘inius,’ meaning ‘descendant of.’

111. Nordman

It is a Swedish surname composed of the elements ‘nord,’ which means ‘north,’ and ‘man,’ meaning ‘man.’

112. Nordmark

It is an ornamental name that consists of the elements ‘nord,’ which means ‘north,’ and ‘mark,’ which means ‘land.’

113. Norgaard

This is a habitational name meaning ‘northfarm’ and is derived from ‘nord,’ which means ‘north,’ and ‘gard,’ which means ‘farm.’

114. Nylander

It is a topographic or ornamental name which means ‘dweller on new land,’ wherein ‘ny’ means ‘new’ and ‘land’ means ‘land’ with the suffix ‘er.’

115. Nyholm

It  is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘ny,’ which means ‘new,’ and ‘holm,’ which in Old Norse means ‘island.’

116. Oberg

It is an ornamental name composed of ‘O,’ meaning is ‘island,’ and ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

117. Oquist

This ornamental name is composed of the elements ‘O,’ which means ‘island,’ and ‘quist,’ which is an old ornamental spelling of ‘kvist,’ meaning ‘twig.’

118. Osbeck

It could be an ornamental or topographic name composed of three elements, wherein ‘os’ means ‘river mouth,’ ‘as’ means ‘hill’  or ‘ridge,’ and ‘beck’ means ‘stream.’

119. Oster

This topographic surname is derived from the Swedish name ‘Oster,’ which means ‘eastern,’ and denotes someone who lives to the east of a settlement.

120. Osterling

It is an ornamental name that consists of the elements ‘oster,’ meaning ‘eastern’ and the common suffix ‘ling.’

121. Palme

This is a surname adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their founder Palme Lyder, a merchant who came to Ystad in Sweden from the Netherlands.

122. Quarnstrom

This ornamental name is composed of the elements ‘kvarn,’ which means ‘mill,’ and ‘strom,’ which means ‘river.’

123. Rosander

The ornamental name consists of the element ‘ros,’ which means ‘rose,’ and the suffix ‘ander,’ which is derived from the Greek word ‘aner,’ meaning ‘man.’

124. Ryden

It is an ornamental name with two elements. ‘Ryd’ refers to ‘woodland clearing,’ and the common suffix ‘-en’ is derived from the Latin word ‘enius.’

125. Safstrom

It is an ornamental name composed of the Swedish name ‘saf,’ which is an old ornamental spelling of ‘sav’  meaning ‘rush,’ and ‘strom,’ meaning ‘river.’

126. Sandahl

This ornamental name consists of the elements ‘sand’ meaning ‘sand’ and ‘dahl,’ which is an ornamental spelling of ‘dal,’ meaning ‘valley.’

127. Sandvik

This is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘sand,’ which means ‘sand,’ and ‘vik,’ which means ‘bay’ or ‘inlet.’

128. Satterlund

This ornamental Swedish surname consists of the first element ‘satter,’ which means ‘mountain pasture,’ and the second element ‘lund,’ which means ‘grove.’

129. Segerson

It is a patronymic surname derived from the personal name ‘Siger,’ which is further derived from the Old Norse word ‘sigr,’ meaning  ‘victory’  and the suffix ‘ar,’ meaning ‘warrior.’

130. Selberg

This Swedish last name is composed of two elements, namely ‘sel,’ which means ‘a stretch of smooth water,’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

131. Settergren

This ornamental name is composed of two elements, namely ‘sater,’ which means ‘mountain pasture,’ and  ‘gren’ meaning ‘branch.’

132. Sjoberg

It is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘sjo,’ which means ‘sea,’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

133. Skarin

This is an ornamental or topographic name composed of the word ‘skar,’ which means ‘edge,’ and the suffix ‘in,’ which is derived from the Latin word ‘inius.’

134. Spong

It is a topographic or ornamental name derived from the word ‘spang,’ which means ‘footbridge,’ or ‘plank.’

135. Stahlberg

This ornamental Swedish last name is composed of the elements ‘stahl,’ which means ‘steel,’ and ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

136. Sundstorm

This is probably an ornamental name as it is composed of the elements ‘sund,’ meaning ‘strait,’ and ‘strom,’ meaning ‘river.’ It could also be a topographical name for someone who lived by a river running into a strait.

137. Svensson

It is a patronymic name derived from the personal name ‘Sven,’ which is in turn derived from the Old Norse word ‘Sveinn,’ which is originally a by name meaning ‘boy’ or ‘servant.’

138. Sylvan

This name is a derivative of the Latin name ‘sylvanus,’ which means ‘forest.’

139. Thunberg

It is an ornamental name derived from the word ‘thun,’ which is an old spelling of ‘tun,’ which means ‘fence or yard’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

140. Torborg

It is a Swedish last name derived from the personal name ‘Tor or Thor,’ which means ‘thunder,’ and ‘borg,’ which means ‘fortress.’

141. Underberg

This is a topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.

142. Vallin

This is a habitational name where ‘val’ means ‘valley’ or ‘ grassy pasture.’ The suffix ‘in’ is derived from the Latin word ‘inius,’ which means ‘descendant of.’

143. Vallerstedt

This ornamental name is formed from the words ‘vall,’ which means ‘grazing ground,’ and ‘stedt,’ which means ‘place.’ The infix ‘er’ is of German origin but is also common among Swedish surnames.

144. Vangberg

It is an ornamental name formed by the elements ‘vang,’ which means ‘field’ or ‘meadow,’ and ‘berg,’ meaning ‘mountain.’

145. Vasterberg

This is an ornamental or habitational name composed of the elements ‘vaster,’ meaning ‘western,’ and ‘berg,’ which means ‘mountain.’

146. Vastin

This ornamental surname is composed of ‘vast,’ meaning ‘west’ and the common suffix ‘in.’

147. Viklund

It is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘vik,’ meaning ‘bay,’ and lund, which means ‘grove.’

148. Windell

This is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘vind,’ which means ‘wind,’ and the common suffix ‘ell,’ which is derived from the Latin word ‘elius.’

149. Wingard

It is an ornamental name formed by the elements ‘vin,’ which means ‘wind,’ and ‘gard,’ meaning ‘farmhouse.’

150. Zetterberg

This is an ornamental name composed of the elements ‘zetter,’ which is derived from the name of a place named ‘sater,’ which means ‘mountain pasture,’ and the word ‘berg,’ means ‘mountain.’

We hope you enjoyed reading our list of Swedish surnames. It should be noted that the spellings of certain names have changed over time because the clerks often spelled Swedish names phonetically or how they thought the names should be spelled. So, it is common to find a different spelling for a known name. If you are from Sweden, look up your name to understand the meaning behind it.

References:

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1. Nils William Olsson; What’s in a Swedish Surname?; Swedish American Genealogist (1981).
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