Gustaf Jonsson

Brief Life History of Gustaf

When Gustaf Jonsson was born on 18 February 1756, in Bredaryd, Jönköping, Sweden, his father, Jon Månsson, was 19 and his mother, Ingrid Gustafsdotter, was 25. He married Marta Andersdotter on 19 June 1785. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He was buried in Bredaryd, Jönköping, Sweden.

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Gustaf Jonsson
Marta Andersdotter
Marriage: 19 June 1785
Catherina Gustafsson
Stina Gustafsson
Maria Gustafsson
Måns Gustafsson
Brita Gustafsson
Jonas Gustafsson
Kirstin Gustafsson
Anders Gustafsson

Sources (2)

  • Gustaf Jonsson, "Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860"
  • Household record Jon Månsson page 102

World Events (2)


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


Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nils, Lars, Lennart, Thor, Alf, Anders, Arni, Erik, Jorgen, Mats, Olafur, Per.

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jon, Scandinavian form of John . Compare Jonson 2.

English: variant of Johnson , although this form of the English name may have died out in Britain.

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

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