When Brita Svensson was born on 15 September 1715, in Odensvi, Kalmar, Sweden, her father, Sven Martensson, was 29 and her mother, Anna Hansdotter, was 25. She married Nils Olofsson on 2 September 1737, in Odensvi, Kalmar, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lars, Anders, Erik, Lennart, Sven, Ejnar, Johan, Bent, Bjorn, Gunn, Holger, Mats. German Ernst, Kurt, Markus, Otto.
Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Sven, from Old Norse Sveinn, originally a byname meaning ‘boy, servant’. It is also found in Denmark, northern Germany, and Norway. Compare Svenson , Swainson , Swanson , Swenson , Swensson , and Swinson .