Brita Mattsdotter

18 September 1794–
Östansjö, Ore, Dalarna, Sweden

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Eric Jonsson
1792–
Brita Mattsdotter
1794–
Marriage: 8 July 1821
Anna Ericsdotter
1822–1889
Cherstin Ericsdotter
1824–
Karin Ericsdotter
1826–1913
Brita Ericsdotter
1829–
Margreta Ericsdotter
1832–
Matts
1837–
Hans
1841–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1821Ore, Dalarna, Sweden
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1809
    Age 15
    Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.
    1814
    Age 20
    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.
    1832
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Birgitta
    Birgitte
    Berit
    Birthe
    Britt
    Britta
    Birte

    Sources (17)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Brita Mattsdotter - birth: 18 September 1794;
    • Brita Mattsdr in entry for Eric Jonsson, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
    • Brita Matsdr in entry for Hans, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

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