Nobility Name

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Nobility names belonged to the first adopted hereditary names in Sweden. They were usually created from the symbols of the family coat of arms. For example Gyllenhammar (= 'golden hammer'). The elements used for creating these names were usually Swedish, sometimes German and sometimes a mixture of Swedish and German.

Typical nobility names are:

  • Gyllenstierna
  • Cronhielm
  • Cederström
  • Adlercreutz
  • Anckarsvärd
  • Stålhandske
  • Ulfsparre

You can find many nobility name elements and their meanings here.