I live in California. I have a little history about relatives coming from Norway, but I can't be sure of how reliable it is. Great-great-grandfather was Christian(?), had four maybe five brothers (one stayed in Norway), probably settled in Minnesota, left for Washington state and now in California. I've heard that maybe the name was spelled differently, but I've seen two versions, one with an umlaudt over the O and the other from from Sweden with the O crossed over. Does any one know if the town in Norway and Sweden are any where near each other?