Barbara Olofsdotter

Female1623–9 May 1677

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Olofsdotter was born in 1623, in Lingsarve, Gotland, Sweden, her father, Oloff Larsson, was 28 and her mother, Mrs. Olof Larsson, was 24. She married Jörgen Lingsarve in 1650, in Näs, Gotland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 9 May 1677, in Lingsarve, Näs, Gotland, Sweden, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lingsarve, Gotland, Sweden.

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Jörgen Lingsarve
Barbara Olofsdotter
Marriage: 1650
Lars Göransson
Hans Jöransson
Hans Jörgensson
Rasmus Jörgensson
Anna Göransdotter
Clas Jöransson
Cattarina Jöransdotter
Pernilla Jöransdotter

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  • Sweden, Gotland, Näs - Näs Socken
  • Legacy NFS Source: Barbara Olofsdotter -

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1650Näs, Gotland, Sweden
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (4)


    Age 5

    Swedish warship Vasa sank in Stockholm harbor. 25 drowned.

    1630 · The Thirty Years' War

    Age 7

    King Gustavus Adolphus entered Sweden into the Thirty Years' War in 1630 with great success on the side of the German Protestants.


    Age 30

    Stockholm became capital of Sweden.

    Name Meaning

    From Latin, meaning ‘foreign woman’ (a feminine form of barbarus ‘foreign’, from Greek, referring originally to the unintelligible chatter of foreigners, which sounded to the Greek ear like no more than bar-bar). St Barbara has always been one of the most popular saints in the calendar, although there is some doubt whether she ever actually existed. According to legend, she was imprisoned in a tower and later murdered by her father, who was then struck down by a bolt of lightning. Accordingly, she is the patron of architects, stonemasons, and fortifications, and of firework makers, artillerymen, and gunpowder magazines.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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