Christen Rasmusson

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Rasmusson was born in 1655, in Rangsarve, Gotland, Sweden, his father, Rasmus Mårtensson, was 39 and his mother, Birgitta Persdotter, was 31. He married Catarina Bartelsdotter on 20 November 1681. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 24 September 1709, in Olsvenne, Näs, Gotland, Sweden, at the age of 54, and was buried in Olsvenne, Näs, Gotland, Sweden.

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Christen Rasmusson
Catarina Bartelsdotter
Marriage: 20 November 1681
Rasmus Christenson
Anna Christensdotter
Bartel Christensson
Elsa Christensdoter
Butui Christensdotter
Clas Christenson
Barbara Christensdotter
Hans Christenson
Lars Christenson
Christen Christenson
Clas Christensson

Sources (4)

  • Christen Olsvenne in entry for Butvi_ Christensson, "Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Sweden, Gotland, Näs - Näs Socken
  • Sweden, Gotland, Näs - Näs Socken

World Events (3)


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 Britt, Hjalmer, Juel, Petter.

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Rasmussen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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