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Origin of the name THORBJORG.
Etymology of the name THORBJORG.
Meaning of the baby name THORBJORG.


THORBJORG.  Also written Thorbjörg, Thorbjørg, Þorbjorg.  A feminine form of Old Norse Þórbergr (q.v.), meaning "Thor's protection." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage: Denmark, Greenland, Norway.
    Thorbjørg Gilsdottir, mother of Thjothhild, wife of Erik the Red.  Þorbjörg Stephánsdóttir, mother of the Icelandic theologian Magnús Eiríksson. (Wiki)

... There was a great famine in Greenland; those who had been to the fishing had but small takes, and some had not returned at all.  There was a woman in the district named Thorbjörg, who was a spae-wife, and was called the Little Witch.  She had had nine sisters, all of them witches, but she was the only one alive then.  It was her custom in the winter-time to go to entertainments, and men invited her to visit them, especially such as were curious to know their fortunes or how the season would turn out... (Scandinavian Folk-lore, Craigie, 1896)


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