Brita Mattsdotter

Female18 September 1794–

Brief Life History of Brita

When Brita Mattsdotter was born on 18 September 1794, in Östansjö, Ore, Dalarna, Sweden, her father, Matts Matsson, was 30 and her mother, Brita Hansdotter, was 31. She married Eric Jonsson on 8 July 1821, in Ore, Dalarna, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Ore, Kopparberg, Sweden in 1794.

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Eric Jonsson
Brita Mattsdotter
Marriage: 8 July 1821
Anna Ersdotter
Cherstin Ericsdotter
Karin Ericsdotter
Brita Ericsdotter
Margreta Ericsdotter

Sources (17)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Brita Mattsdotter - birth: 18 September 1794;
  • Brita Matsdr in entry for Hans, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Brita Mattsdr in entry for Matts, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1821Ore, Dalarna, Sweden
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 15

    Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.


    Age 20

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.


    Age 38

    Göta Canal opened.

    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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