Anna Greta Olin

1856–
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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Family Time Line

Johan Olin
1824–
Lotta Johansdotter Lillbars
1827–
Anders Vilhelm Olin
1848–
Jakob Olin
1853–1932
Anna Greta Olin
1856–
Maja Lena Olin
1858–1861

Parents & Siblings

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World Events (3)

1864

Age 8

Finnish peasants allowed to buy land.
1899

Age 43

February Manifesto reduces Finland's autonomy. Finland lost much autonomy. russification of Finland policy initiated. censorship and conscription introduced. civil disobedience began.
1907

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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