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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : habitational name from any of several places so named.
  • Swedish : ornamental name composed of the possessive case of land ‘land’, ‘country’ + berg ‘mountain’, or an adoption of the German name (see 1).

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