Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian : habitational name from a farm name in southwestern Norway, originally Meðalberg in Old Norse, from meðal ‘middle’ + berg ‘rock’, ‘hill’, ‘cliff’.
  • Swedish : possibly an ornamental name with the same etymology as 1, or from an unexplained first element (perhaps a place name element) + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.