Brita Rasmusdotter

Femaleabout 1743–

Brief Life History of Brita

Brita Rasmusdotter was born about 1743, in Fru Alstad, Malmöhus, Sweden. She married Par Holmberg on 4 March 1759, in Västra Alstad, Malmöhus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Par Holmberg
Brita Rasmusdotter
Marriage: 4 March 1759
Rassmus Pehrsson
Helena Pehrsdotter

Sources (2)

  • Britha Rassmusdr in entry for Par Holmberg, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Britta Rasmusdr in entry for Rassmus Pehrsson, "Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1759Västra Alstad, Malmöhus, Sweden
  • Children (2)

    World Events (5)


    Age 0

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


    Age 66

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


    Age 71

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

    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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