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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Banning Danish              Danish Baaning, a home, a dwelling
Bigod Danish              Danish By God
Bigot Danish              Danish By God
Bigsby Danish              Danish bigs, near, and by, the town
Bing Danish              Danish binge, a pen, a bin, a corn-bin
Bingham Danish              Danish a place where provisions were deposited; and ham, a town or village
Biorn Danish              Danish A bear; denoting courage and strength
Bixby Danish              Danish The house or village among the box-trees
Bliven Danish              Danish Beleven, affable, genteel, kind
Bramhall Danish              Danish bram, goods on sale
Bratt Danish              Danish Brave, valiant, courageous
Buller Danish              Danish Boler, a gallant
Byfield Danish              Danish The village in the field
Bygby Danish              Danish Barley-town
Cling Danish              Danish Klinge, a blade, a sword
Clingman Danish              Danish A swordsman, fencer, fighter
Digby Danish              Danish Dige, a dike, ditch, or trench, and by, a town
Fister Danish              Danish fisherman
Frisby Danish              Danish The new, or fresh town
Gadsby Danish              Danish From gade, a street, and by, a town
Handel Danish              Danish Trade, commerce
Handsel Danish              Danish To deliver into the hand
Hasen Danish              Danish A hare
Hazen Danish              Danish A hare
Hecker Danish              Danish Hekker, a hedger
Hierne Danish              Danish An angle, a corner
Hobby Danish              Danish hob, a herd, and by, a town
Holden Danish              Danish Safe, entire, wealthy
Kebby Danish              Danish Kiob, buying, purchase, bargain, and by, a town
Kibby Danish              Danish Kiob-by, a market town, the place of buying
Kief Danish              Danish Brave, valiant, stout, bold
Kiersted Danish              Danish Kier, a marsh, and sted, a dwelling, a town
Lam Danish              Danish Lame
Love Danish              Danish lion
Rayner Danish              Danish Raner, a leader of the Danes
Riggs Danish              Danish wealthy, rich
Ringe Danish              Danish Mean, low, small, little
Roby Danish              Danish From Ro, rest, repose, and by, a town--the peaceful town
Rosencrans Danish              Danish Rosenkrands, a garland of roses
Sands Danish              Danish Sense, wit
Spelman Danish              Danish Spillemand, a fiddler
Stemme Danish              Danish Voice, vote, suffrage
Stennett Danish              Danish stenet, stony, rocky
Stetson Danish              Danish stepson
Stimands Danish              Danish Stimand, a robber, highwayman
Storr Danish              Danish From storre, greater, larger, stout, strong
Stover Danish              Danish fleet hound
Stryker Danish              Danish strige, to strike, to roam, to travel
Swane Danish              Danish Swain, a youth, a servant, a herdsman
Unwin Danish              Danish Invincible
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