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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian : habitational name from a farmstead in Vestfold, named with Old Norse rugr ‘rye’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’.
  • Swedish : ornamental adoption of 1.
  • German : perhaps a habitational name for someone from a place named Rodenberg, of which there are several examples in Saxony and Rhineland.

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