Anna Larsdotter

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Larsdotter was born on 29 November 1736, in Holmedal, Värmland, Sweden, her father, Lars Larson Snr, was 47 and her mother, Marit Olsdotter, was 34. She married Erland Classon on 5 January 1766. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 22 March 1809, in Holmedal, Värmland, Sweden, at the age of 72.

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Erland Classon
Anna Larsdotter
Marriage: 5 January 1766
Kierstin Erlandsson
Marit Erlansdr
Clas Erlandsson
Boret Erlandsson
Rasmus Erlandsen
Anna Erlandsson

Sources (15)

  • Anna Larsdr in entry for Erland Classon, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Anna Larsson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Anna Larsdr in entry for Clas Erlandsson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

World Events (2)


In Treaty of Abo, Sweden ceded southeast Finland to Russia.


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

Name Meaning

variant of Anne , in common use as a given name in most European languages. Among people with a classical education, it has from time to time been associated with Virgil's Aeneid, where it is borne by the sister of Dido , Queen of Carthage. This Phoenician name may ultimately be of Semitic origin, and thus related to the biblical Anne. However, the connection, if it exists, is indirect rather than direct.

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

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