Eric Andersson

Brief Life History of Eric

When Eric Andersson was born on 3 September 1692, in Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden, his father, Anders Ersson, was 27 and his mother, Kerstin Knutsdotter, was 21. He married Elisabet Nilsdotter on 11 October 1714. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 31 January 1722, in his hometown, at the age of 29.

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Eric Andersson
Elisabet Nilsdotter
Marriage: 11 October 1714
Anders Ehrsson
Erich Ersson

Sources (3)

  • Erich Andersson in entry for Anders, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Erik Andersson in entry for Erik, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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World Events (3)


King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.

1700 · The Great Northern War

By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.


Northern War occurred.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Bjorn, Lars, Mats, Lennart, Nils, Per, Anders, Berndt, Hokan, Olle, Sten. German Hans, Kurt, Alfons, Ernst, Gerd, Monika.

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersen and Anderson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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