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Re: 1930 U.S. Federal Census
Posted by: Judy Baouab (ID *****7724) Date: June 19, 2008 at 22:23:13
In Reply to: Re: 1930 U.S. Federal Census by judy glenn of 1337

Larsson means son of Lars something. Andersson means son of Anders something. Those are patronymic names and they changed each generation depending upon the given name of the father. They didn't have surnames until relatively recent times. Read about Swedish naming customs here.

http://www.genealogi.se/namneng.htm


http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=799

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swewgw/Fact/Name/facname1.htm

Judy


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