Barbara Olofsdotter

1623–9 May 1677 (Age 54)
Lingsarve, Gotland, Sweden

The Life Summary 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 her hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lingsarve, Gotland, Sweden.

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Family Time Line

Jörgen Lingsarve
1629–1679
Barbara Olofsdotter
1623–1677
Marriage: 1650
Lars Göransson
1653–1716
Catrina Jorgensdotter
1666–1736
Hans Joransson
1668–
Hans JÖRANSSON
Hans Jörgensson
1654–
Rasmus Jörgensson
1658–1736
Anna Göransdotter
1659–1743
Claes Jörgensson
1662–
Catrina JÖRANSDOTTER
1666–1699
Pernilla Jorgensdotter
1673–1756

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Children

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Siblings

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World Events (4)

1628
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.
1653
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.

Possible Related Names

Barbra

Sources (2)

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

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