Maija Leena Kristiansdotter Karvanen

19 January 1873–20 June 1953 (Age 80)
Luumäki, Viipuri, Finland

The Life of Maija Leena Kristiansdotter

Maija Leena Kristiansdotter Karvanen was born on 19 January 1873, in Luumäki, Viipuri, Finland. She married Vilhelm Davidsson Nikunen on 4 February 1891, in Luumäki, Viipuri, Finland. She died on 20 June 1953, in her hometown, at the age of 80.

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Vilhelm Davidsson Nikunen
Maija Leena Kristiansdotter Karvanen
Marriage: 4 February 1891

Spouse and Children

4 February 1891
Luumäki, Viipuri, Finland

World Events (6)


Age 26

February Manifesto reduces Finland's autonomy. Finland lost much autonomy. russification of Finland policy initiated. censorship and conscription introduced. civil disobedience began.

Age 34

Finland became first European country to give women right to vote.

Age 44

The Russian Revolution allows Finland to declare its independence.

Name Meaning

Finnish:1. most probably from a Germanic personal name such as Garuward or Garufrid. 2. alternatively, perhaps from karva ‘fur’, ‘hair’ (possibly applied as a nickname) + the common surname suffix -nen.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Maija Leena Kristiansdr Karvanen - Church record: birth-name: Maija Leena Kristiansdr Karvanen

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