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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian and Danish : habitational name from a farm name composed of an uncertain first element (possibly kald ‘cold’) + berg ‘mountain’.
  • Swedish : ornamental name from a place-name element Kal(l)- (from Karl- ‘man’ or Kall- ‘cold’, among other possibilities) + the common second element berg ‘mountain’.

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