Brita Jonsdotter


Brief Life History of Brita

When Brita Jonsdotter was born in 1752, in Torpa, Älvsborg, Sweden, her father, Jon Larsson, was 46 and her mother, Karin Bengtsdotter, was 36.

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Jon Larsson
Karin Bengtsdotter
Lars Jonsson
Catharina Jonsdotter
Anna Jonsdotter
Brita Jonsdotter

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    World Events (3)


    Age 57

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


    Age 62

    Denmark ceded Norway to Sweden.


    Age 80

    Göta Canal opened.

    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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