Oluf Pedersson

MaleNovember 1688–22 April 1749

Brief Life History of Oluf

Oluf Pedersson was born in November 1688, in Hjärtum, Västra Götaland, Sweden as the son of Peder. He married Gunnilla Olofsdotter on 13 November 1710, in Hjertum, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 April 1749, in his hometown, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Oluf Pedersson
Gunnilla Olofsdotter
Marriage: 13 November 1710
Pehr Olofsson
Tårsten Olofsson
Swen Olofsson
Anders Olofsson
Gunnilla Olofsdotter
Gunilla Olofsdotter
Gunilla Olufsdotter
Oluf Olofsson
Anna Olofsdotter
Anders Olofsson
Karin Olofsdotter

Sources (10)

  • Oluf Persson, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Oluf Person in entry for Swen, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Oluf Pederson in entry for Karin, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1710Hjertum, Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (4)


    Age 10

    King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.

    1700 · The Great Northern War

    Age 12

    By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.


    Age 32

    Northern War occurred.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Hjalmer, Obert, Ove, Hilmer, Iver, Knud, Lars, Selmer, Alf, Anders.

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Pedersen or of the Swedish cognate Pedersson.

    English: variant of Peterson .

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

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