Nils Wahman

Brief Life History of Nils

When Nils Wahman was born on 30 May 1900, in Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, his father, Frans August Wahman, was 33 and his mother, Hulda Nordstrom, was 28. He married Märta Emilia Algotta Pettersson on 20 August 1928. He died on 5 August 1986, in Oscar, Stockholm, Sweden, at the age of 86, and was buried in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Nils Wahman
Märta Emilia Algotta Pettersson
Marriage: 20 August 1928

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    First Nobel Prize awarded.


    Union of Norway and Sweden dissolved.


    World War II began. Sweden neutral.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Herschel, Mordecai, Avi, Avrohom, Avrom, Chaim, Chana, Hyman, Moishe, Reuven.

    English (London): occupational name for a seller or gatherer of beeswax, from Wax + Middle English man ‘man’. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, wax-man is an obsolete term for an officer of a trade guild who collected contributions from members for wax candles to be used in processions.

    Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Wachsmann , a cognate of 1 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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