Could traces of these great adventurers be found in your DNA today? This is a list of surnames in which the origin is Old Norse. Swedish form of ACKERMANN. Ornamental name derived from Swedish al "alder" and berg "mountain". I wonder if they are still asleep in the hut above – now might be a good time to strike! Here are the regions of Ireland and Britain with the highest percentage of Viking descendants: Shetland - 29.2 per cent. Viking Irish surnames 5 When the Vikings invaded Ireland, they eventually traded their traditional single-generation patronymic naming system in favor of Gaelic naming practices. We hope you found this list of Scandinavian last names interesting. For the next three centuries, known as the Viking Age, Viking ships carried their warriors to distant lands, from modern-day Turkey to Canada. The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark by David A. Fryxell is your essential handbook for Scandinavian family history research. The Vikings also influenced Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, Normandie and the Baltics - Ösel and Gammelsvenskby in Ukraine are examples of this. Here’s the list: Roger(s) Hrafnkelsdóttir. According to their work, millions of modern British people have names that suggest a Viking in their line 900 or more years ago. If you have more such surnames, do share them in the comment section below.

The insular Icelandic and Faeroese language and population is the closest to Norse Vikings today.

The byname was a kind of a nickname used by some people in Old Norse times. North West Scotland and Inner Hebrides - 9.9 per cent.

If you have more such surnames, do share them in the comment section below. Surnames of Viking descendants Names ending in ‘sen’ or ‘son’ Roger/s, Rogerson, Rendall Names which contain a nod to personal characteristics, such as ‘Love’, ‘Short’, ‘Tall’, ‘Wise’, ‘Long’, ‘Good’ (e.g. Western Isles - 11.3 per cent. Thousands of people in Britain could be descendants of Vikings – and the clue might be in your surname. Argyll … And they aren’t the only surnames that wannabe Vikings should watch out for… Are you descended from Vikings? Alexandra Sanmark of the Centre of Nordic Studies and the History Channel has been doing some new research into surnames that were common during the Viking Era, and found some surprising results.

As well as the surnames, their study also found that the UK regions with the highest number of Viking surnames are Shetland, Orkney and Caithness, in Scotland.

Means "son of AGNAR ". Old Norse was the North Germanic language spoken by the peoples of ancient Scandinavia. Orkney - 25.2 per cent. Norse invaders ruled much of northern England, in the 9th and 10th centuries, and left English surnames of Danish origin in the area now called the Danelaw . Goodman). Scottish surnames (e.g. Do you have any Viking Surnames in your Family tree? Anglicized form of ALFSSON. Other surnames which could signal a Viking family history include ‘Roger/s’ and ‘Rogerson’ and ‘Rendall’.