Bengt Bengtsson

Brief Life History of Bengt

When Bengt Bengtsson was born in 1657, in Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden, his father, Bengt Kjellvastsson, was 43 and his mother, Karin Eriksdotter, was 38. He married Britta Samuelsdotter on 17 June 1683, in Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. In 1725, at the age of 68, his occupation is listed as bergsman. norberg (u) c:4 (1728-1759) bild 192 / sid 188 (aid: v73580.b192.s188, nad: se/ula/11099). He died in April 1725, in his hometown, at the age of 68.

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Bengt Bengtsson
Britta Samuelsdotter
Marriage: 17 June 1683
Anna Bengtsdotter
Brita Bengtsdotter
Karin Bengtsdotter
Anders Bengtsson
Kerstin Bengtsdotter
Samuel Bengtsson
Brita Bengtsdotter
Anna Bengtsdotter
Karin Bengtsdotter
Maria Bengtsdotter
Sara Bengtsdotter

Sources (13)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Bengdt Bengtsson - Individual or family possessions: birth: 29 September 1657;
  • Bengt Bengtsson, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Bengt Bengtsson in entry for Sara, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

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King Charles II barred Jews from settling in Stockholm.


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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Erik, Gunnel, Kerstin, Lars, Per, Sven. German Hans, Ulrika.

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Bengt, Swedish form of Benedict . Compare Bankston , Benson , and Bentson .

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

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