a medieval Scandinavian nobleman, particularly in Norway and Denmark
A chief; an earl; in English record, one of the leaders within the Danish and Norse invasions.
In Scandinavian history: a person of noble delivery; a nobleman.
A chief; as a title, an earl; a count. The name had been utilized both as a family group name so that as the state designation. In Iceland, practically a republican commonwealth, it never ever took root.