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Norman Family Names of Viking Origin

By Norman Descendants August 11, 2017 0 comments

NOTE: There are some other family names whose origin is ‘other’ Germanic (Saxon or Frankish) but which are very close to Scandinavian forms: Enouf (Eginwulf), Anfray (Ansfrid), Anfri (Ansfrid), Geffroy (Gerdfrid), Gonfroy (Gunfrid), Rainfroy (Raginfrid), Rioult (Ridwulf).

Anger – Asgeir (Gods’, Aesir’s javelin)
Ango(t) – Asgaut
Anquetil – Asketill (Gods’, Aesir’s cauldron
Auber – Osbern (Gods’, Aesir’s bear, warrior). May be Frankish/Saxon also, from Odalbert (Albert)
Aumont (See Osmond)
Azouf, Auzoux Asulf – (Gods’, Aesir’s wolf, warrior)
Bec, Bekkr – Where the river narrows. (Que’bec’)
Brument, Le Brument – Brúdmaðr (bridegroom)
Burnouf – Brynjolf (Hardened [with a breastplate] wolf,warrior.
Ernouf – Arnulf (wolf eagle). May also be Frankish/Saxon.
Gaument Hvalman – (whaler)
Godefroy Godfrid – (under God’s protection). May also be Frankish/Saxon.
Gounouf – Gunnulf (fighting wolf, warrior)
Guillhouf – Vilulf (wolf’s [warrior’s] will)
Harou – Harulf (the army’s wolf, warrior)
Hastain – Hastein (high stone)
Havard – Havard (the high warden)
Hérou – Herulf
Houlegate – Holgata (hollow path)
Ingouf, Igouf, Yngouf, Ygouf, Youf – Ingolf (God Ing’s wolf, warrior)
Néel Njall
Onfroy, Onfroi – Unfrid (the one who gives peace)
Osmond, Osmont – Osmund (unde God’s protection)
Osouf, Ozouf – Osulf (God’s wolf, warrior)
Quétil, Quétel – Ketill (the sacred cauldron)
Renouf – Ragnulf (adviser wolf, warrior)
Thérou(l)de, Thouroude, Troude, Trudeau, Torde Thorvald – (powerful by Thor)
Tostain, Toutain – Thorstein (Thor’s Stone)
Tourquétil, Turquétil, Turquéty – Thorketill (Thor’s Cauldron)
Tougard, Turgard – Thorgard (the one who is under Thor’s protection)
Turgot – Thorgaut
Turgis – Thorgisl (Thor’s hostage)
Varanger – Varangr (nickname for ‘sailor’)
Varangot – Derivative of Varange (nottom of a boat, nickname for ‘sailor’) or composition of Var- (vigilant) and -Asgaut.
Yver – Ivar


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