Gustaf Eriksson

Simtuna, Västmanland, Sweden

The Life of Gustaf

When Gustaf Eriksson was born on 1 June 1827, in Simtuna, Västmanland, Sweden, his father, Eric Falkstrom, was 38 and his mother, Sara Larsdotter, was 33.

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Eric Falkstrom
Sara Larsdotter
Sara Greta Ersdotter
Lars Ersson
Helena Maria Ericksdotter
Maria Lena Eriksdotter
Anders Eriksson
Gustaf Eriksson

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Göta Canal opened.
1848 · The March Unrest

Age 21

The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.
1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 46

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.

Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, Old Norse Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Gustaf Eriksson, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

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