Hjörleifr Hróðmarsson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Hjörleifr.

Hjörleifr Hródmarsson (modern Icelandic Hjörleifur Hróðmarsson) was the brother-in-law of Ingólfr Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland. He also helped to settle Iceland with his brother-in-law. He was murdered by his Irish slaves because he mistreated them. The story of the settling of Iceland is told in the manuscript, Landnáma.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Ari the Learned (c. 1090). Landnáma. Haukadale. pp. 3–4. 
  2. ^ Leffman, David; Proctor, James (2004). The Rough Guide to Iceland. Rough Guides. p. 338. ISBN 1-84353-289-1.