When Bror Joel Nilsson was born on 10 January 1886, in Örkelljunga, Kristianstad, Sweden, his father, Nils Jonsson, was 45 and his mother, Asarina Eliasson, was 42. He died on 24 June 1956, at the age of 70.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nils, Per, Anders, Egil, Lennart, Sven, Birgit, Fredrik, Sten, Algot. German Kurt, Hans, Otto, Gerhard, Gotthard, Karl-Heinz.
Swedish and German: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a shortened form of Nikolaus. Compare Nilson , Neilson 3, and Nielson 2.