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Swedish Naming Customs
Posted by: Judy Baouab (ID *****7724) Date: May 02, 2009 at 05:52:41
In Reply to: Re: Dahlgren, Varberg, Sweden by Cris Dahlgren of 196

The Dahl part probably refers to Dalsland province. (Dahl has a "decorative" h. but otherwise could be Dal. It means valley. Gren means branch.)

Read about Swedish naming customs on this site.

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

You can see the location of Dalsland province on this map. Click on Dalsland to learn more about this province.Dalsland is a small province but it still has many parishes and you need a parish name. Records were kept in the parish.

http://www.algonet.se/~hogman/swe_provinces_map_eng.htm

Dalsland province is the northern part of Älvsborg county. The following page shows two maps of Swedish counties. One map is modern and one is historical. Älvsborg can be found on the second (historical) map. Click on Älvsborg to learn more about that county.

http://www.algonet.se/~hogman/swe_counties_map_eng.htm

Judy


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