Norden Family History
Norden Name Meaning
Swedish (also Nordén): ornamental name formed with nord ‘north’ + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Nordin . North German East Frisian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of several places so called in Schleswig-Holstein East Frisia and former East Prussia. The German surname may have arisen as a topographic name from a field so named because of its northerly aspect. English: habitational name from Norton Green in Stockbury Kent. The placename derives from Old English north ‘northern north’ + denn ‘woodland pasture’. Alternatively from Norden in West Alvington Devon (from Old English north + dūn ‘north(ern) hill’) or from one or more of several minor places in Devon called Northdown (in Bideford Merton Throwleigh and Thorverton) all named with Middle English bi northe doune ‘(place) to the north of the hill’. Alternatively a variant of Norton . English: variant of Northen or Northern .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press