When Maria Elisabeth Sandell was born on 5 June 1900, in Höj, Harjager, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Pehr Christensson Sandell, was 41 and her mother, Mathilda Hansdotter, was 43. She married Peter Andreas Petersen Casper in Copenhagen, København, Denmark. She lived in Keflinge, Harjager, Malmöhus, Sweden in 1904.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Anders, Thor.
Swedish: ornamental name from sand ‘sand’ + the suffix -ell, a derivative of the Latin adjectival ending -elius. The original humanistic form of the surname, Sandelius, is still common in Sweden.
English: from Middle English sand ‘sand’ + hil(le), hul(le) ‘hill’ or helde, hilde, hulde ‘slope’. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on or near a sandy hill or sandy slope, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Sandhill, in Worth (Sussex) or Sandhill, in East Grinstead (Sussex).
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