Brita Jansdotter

9 September 1799–26 August 1875 (Age 75)
Holm, Älvsborg, Sweden

The Life Summary of Brita

Brita Jansdotter was born on 9 September 1799, in Holm, Älvsborg, Sweden as the daughter of Maria Johansdotter. She married Eric Andersson in October 1820, in Ör, Älvsborg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 26 August 1875, in Järn, Östad, Älvsborg, Sweden, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Eric Andersson
1795–1839
Brita Jansdotter
1799–1875
Marriage: October 1820
Maja Lisa Eriksdotter
1822–
Lisa Maja Eriksdotter
1823–1894
Anna Eriksson
1824–
Carl Erickson
1825–1900
Anna Maria Ericsdotter
1826–
Jan Eric Ericsson
1826–1907
Johannes Andersson
1826–
Anna Eriksdotter
1827–
Anna Brita Ericsdotter
1829–1908
Anna Stina Eriksdotter
1830–1830
Johan Eric Ericsson
1831–1831
Johannes Eriksson
1833–
Catharina Eriksdotter
1833–
Anna Eriksson
1835–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1820Ör, Älvsborg, Sweden
  • Children

    (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (6)

    1809
    Age 10
    Sweden declared independence. Constitutional monarchy established. Russia took Aland Island group from Sweden.
    1814
    Age 15
    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.
    1832
    Age 33
    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 (18)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Brita Jansdr - Church record: birth: about 1798; Holm, Alvsborg, Sweden
    • marriage record of Erik Andersson an Britta Jonnesdotter, 17 October, 1820, Ör, page 11
    • Death record of Brita Jansdotter 26 August 1875

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