Brita Jansdotter

about 1764–27 March 1804 (Age 40)
Grindtorp, Stockholm, Sweden

The Life Summary of Brita

Brita Jansdotter was born about 1764, in Grindtorp, Stockholm, Sweden. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Jan Jansson. She died on 27 March 1804, in Börstil, Stockholm, Sweden, at the age of 40.

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Jan Jansson
Brita Jansdotter
Johannes Jansson
Anna Jansdotter

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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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Sources (2)

  • Brita Jansdr in entry for Johannes, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Brita Jansdr in entry for Anna, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

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