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Re: andersen/ anderson
Posted by: Judy Baouab (ID *****7724) Date: January 10, 2009 at 06:08:55
In Reply to: andersen/ anderson by wendy anderson of 798

A man born in 1830 in Sweden with a father named Charles (which would most likely have been Carl or Karl; Charles was rarely used) would have had the patronymic last name of Carlsson (Karlsson) which means son of Carl/Karl something else. Andersson means son of Anders. Perhaps the father was an Andersson but patronymics were still quite strong in 1830.

Andersen is a spelling used in Denmark or Norway, by the way. Swedes used the son ending.

Read this article about Swedish naming customs.

http://www.martenius.se/genealogy/Names.pdf

Judy


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