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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of the six or so farmsteads so named, from Old Norse valr ‘falcon’, varða ‘beacon’, ‘cairn’ or hváll ‘dome-shaped hill’, ‘rise’ + berg ‘mountain’.
  • Swedish : ornamental name composed of the elements vall ‘grassy bank’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.
  • German : habitational name for someone from any of several places named Wallberg.
  • German : variant of Wahlberg.

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