Boel Staffansdotter

Femaleabout 1650–

Brief Life History of Boel

When Boel Staffansdotter was born about 1650, her father, Staffan Olsson, was 32 and her mother, Anna Olsdotter, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Staffan Olsson
1620–1689
Anna Olsdotter
1625–1672
Nils Staffansson
1647–1688
Johanna Staffansdotter
1648–1727
Boel Staffansdotter
1650–
Jöns Staffansson
1652–1708
Pär Staphansson
1653–
Tora Staffansdotter
1655–
Aswed Staffansson
1660–1729
Ola Staffansson
1660–

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    Name Meaning

    Biblical name, composed of two different Hebrew elements, Yah(weh) and El, both of which mean ‘God’ the implication of the name is that the Hebrew God, Yahweh, is the only true god. This is a common name in the Bible, being borne by, among others, one of King David's ‘mighty men’ (1 Chronicles 11:38), and a minor prophet who lived in the 8th century bc . The name has been perennially popular as a Jewish name; it was also taken up by the Puritans and other Christian fundamentalists. The name has long been in regular use in North America but was uncommon in Britain until the 1990s. Well-known bearers of the name include the American singer and entertainer Joel Grey ( b. 1932 ), the West Indian cricketer Joel Garner ( b. 1952 ), and the American film director Joel Coen ( b. 1954 ). The French form Joël is also used in the English-speaking world.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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