Jean or Jan Göransson

Male22 August 1776–23 May 1856

Brief Life History of Jean or Jan

When Jean or Jan Göransson was born on 22 August 1776, in Sweden, his father, Goran Errson, was 27 and his mother, Maria Matthesdotter, was 24. He married Maria Jansdotter on 1 January 1805, in Finnerödja, Skaraborg, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 23 May 1856, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Jean or Jan Göransson
Maria Jansdotter
Marriage: 1 January 1805
Göran Jansson
Maria Jansdotter
Christina Jansdotter
Anna Lisa Jansdotter
Carl Johan Jansson

Sources (1)

  • Copy of Swedish Genealogy Research by Ella Beckscher, Genealogiska Byrån, Uppsala, Sweden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1805Finnerödja, Skaraborg, Sweden
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (5)


    Age 33

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


    Age 38

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.


    Age 56

    Göta Canal opened.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels, Sven.

    Americanized form of Swedish Göransson: patronymic from the personal name Göran, Swedish form of George .

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

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