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Orkney Genealogy and Orkney Family History Information

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  • Arnfinn Thorfinnsson Orkneyjarl (c.941 - 979)
    Arnfinn Thorfinnsson c) EINAR "Turf-Einar” . Orkneyinga Saga names “ Hallad , Hrollaug and the youngest Einar ” 797]. Snorre names "Hallad, the second Einar, the third Hrolla...
  • Einar 'Hardkjeft' Hard-Jaw of Orkney (deceased)
    Einar Hardkjeft, grandson of Thorfinn Orkneyjarl. c) EINAR "Turf-Einar” . Orkneyinga Saga names “ Hallad , Hrollaug and the youngest Einar ” 797]. Snorre names "Hallad, the s...
  • Einar 'Klining' Buttered-bread of Orkney (deceased)
    Einar Klining, grandchild of Thorfinn Orkneyjarl c) EINAR "Turf-Einar” . Orkneyinga Saga names “ Hallad , Hrollaug and the youngest Einar ” 797]. Snorre names "Hallad, the se...
  • Erland Thorfinsson, Jarl of Orkney and Caithness (c.1050 - c.1098)
    __________ ERLEND Thorfinnsson (-in prison Trondheim [Nidaros] 1098, bur Trondheim). Orkneyinga Saga names “Paul and…Erlend” as the two sons of Jarl THORFINN II and h...

About the Orkney surname

"Orkney" is simply a shortened version of the Old Norse "Orkneyjar", meaning "Seal Islands"