Old Norse Dictionary - ætt-nafn

Meaning of Old Norse word "ætt-nafn" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

n. a family name, i. e. a (Christian) name usual in a family; hví léztu sveininn Magnús heita? ekki er þat várt æ., Ó. H. 123.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᛏ-ᚾᛅᚠᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.

Works & Authors cited:

Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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