Matts Olsson

Maleabout 1681–9 March 1729

Brief Life History of Matts

Matts Olsson was born about 1681, in Löt, Uppsala, Sweden. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Brita. He died on 9 March 1729, in his hometown, at the age of 49, and was buried in Löt, Uppsala, Sweden.

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Matts Olsson
Jan Matteson
Brita Matsson
Karin Mattsson
Carl Matson
Marita Mattsson
Marita Mattsson

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    Children (7)

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    World Events (4)


    Age 4

    King Charles II barred Jews from settling in Stockholm.


    Age 17

    King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.

    1700 · The Great Northern War

    Age 19

    By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lars, Lennart, Sven, Nils, Erik, Mats, Per, Anders, Bjorn, Fredrik, Nels, Olle. German Hans, Kurt, Fritz, Ingeborg, Otto, Ute.

    Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Ola, a short form of Olof, Swedish variant of Olaf (see Olafsen ), or a shortened form of the patronymic Olofsson (see Olofson ). Compare Ohlsson , Oleson , and Olson .

    German (Eastphalia): patronymic from a short form of the personal name Ulrich .

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

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