Anna Greta Olin

Oravainen, Vaasa, Finland

The Life of Anna Greta

When Anna Greta Olin was born on 9 May 1856, in Oravainen, Vaasa, Finland, her father, Johan Olin, was 31 and her mother, Lotta Johansdotter Lillbars, was 28.

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Johan Olin
Lotta Johansdotter Lillbars
Anders Vilhelm Olin
Jakob Olin
Anna Greta Olin
Maja Lena Olin

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World Events (3)


Age 8

Finnish peasants allowed to buy land.

Age 43

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

Age 51

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

Name Meaning

1 French and Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name with the first element odal. Compare Ohl .2 Jewish (from Ukraine): from Ukrainian olin ‘stag’. This name is either ornamental or represents a calque of Yiddish personal name Hirsch .3 Swedish: variant spelling of Ohlin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Anna Greta in household of Lotta Johansdotter, "Finland, Church Census and Pre-Confirmation Books, 1657-1915"

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