Brita Svensdotter

Female11 January 1745–20 April 1746

Brief Life History of Brita

When Brita Svensdotter was born on 11 January 1745, in Skamhed, Jerna, Dalarna, Sweden, her father, Sven Larsson, was 32 and her mother, Elisabet Matsson, was 32. She married Hendric Alfwarsson on 10 November 1769, in Alböke, Kalmar, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 20 April 1746, in her hometown, at the age of 1, and was buried in Jerna, Dalarna, Sweden.

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Hendric Alfwarsson
Brita Svensdotter
Sven Hindricksson
Karin Henricsdotter
Anna Hendricksdotter

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Brita Svensdotter - Individual or family possessions: death: 20 April 1746;

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Name Meaning

Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

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

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