Bjerke

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Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

Transferred use of the surname which derives from place names containing Old Norse bjǫrk = 'birch' (see also BJÖRK) [1]

BirkenwaldFinnland.jpg
Birch trees
Image by Paul Lenz,[2]
licensed under Creative Commons

Related Names

Bjerke Danish Swedish

Combinations

For combinations see BJÖRK

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Bjerke
Genitive: Bjerkes
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Bjerke
Genitive: Bjerkes

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

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References

  1. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  2. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Paul Lenz, source & license
  3. Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)