by Norman Descendants August 11, 2017


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

Norman Descendants
Norman Descendants

Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They were descended from Viking conquerors lead by Rollo of the territory and the native Merovingian culture formed from Germanic Franks and Romanised Gauls. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the 10th century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries.