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Författare Ämne: Documenting change from patronymic to fixed surname  (läst 691 gånger)

2015-03-25, 04:15
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Hello, everyone,
 
For years my family has been stuck finding the parents of Josef Blomgren (no middle name) born 14 February 1835 in Södra Vi (according to the church records in Kristdala). I recently got access to the Riksarkiv (http://riksarkivet.se/) and opened the archive for births in Södra Vi on February 1835. There was one Joseph born on that date, son of crofter (torpare) Birger Thorbjörnsson and his wife Sara Lena Johansdotter.
 
The first name and birth date are such close matches that I'd like to believe that this is the ancestor who changed his name to Blomgren. How can I prove this? When people changed their names from a patronym to a fixed surname, was there any documentation?

2015-03-25, 09:24
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You haven't in your posting, provided in which record of Kristdala you did find the note concerning Josefs birth.
A suggestion is that you should back-track him from there, in the earlier records of Kristdala and in the records  
of Södra Vi down to his birth. There might be a note, but often a change just occurs, without further explanation.

2015-03-25, 10:11
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Hi Diane
 
This Josef Blomgren dies in Gråmanstorp, Kristianstads län, Skåne, Sweden in 30 Nov 1922 as a widower since 8 July 1894.
His Children was up til 1886, with wife Kristina Maria Gabrielsdotter born 1840-08-13 (married 21 Sept 1865):
Axel Jonathan born 1867-09-14 in Misterhult
Selma Maria Dorothea born 1870-01-03 in Misterhult
Lucas Adrian born 1873-11-07 in Kristdala
Karl Joel Leonard born 1877-12-24 in Kristdala
Ida Sofia born 1880-04-01 in Kristdala
Bror Josef born 1883-03-25 in Kristdala  
 
This according to Kristdala AI:29 (1882-1886) page 231 at No18 Blomsholmen as a Skönskrivaren (Writing pretty)  
If this is Your Josef then backtrack him from here, to see when he took the name Blomgren, maybe it was when ho came to Blomsholmen, or?
 
/Håkan

2015-03-25, 14:19
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Diane
 
There was no special documentation at this time when people changed their name. You just told the priest that from now on my name is NN, and the priest wrote it into the church book.
 
Josef was a rather uncommon name and the birth date is the same through the books, so this must be the right person. It was very common that you took a new name when you became an apprentice, took on a profession, moved to a city, married and similar occasions. He probably takes his new name when he becomes a paper maker apprentice and started to move around to several paper factories/mills.  
 
I have followed him backwards in almost all books. (The picture numbers are from ArkivDigital).
 
Kristdala AI:28 (1877-1881) Bild 235 / sid 526 here he has the title kolportör person selling books and magazines
Kristdala AI:26 (1872-1876) Bild 78 / sid 371 here he has the title skrivare (writer)
Kristdala AI:29 (1882-1886) Bild 243 / sid 231  
Kristdala AI:27 (1877-1881) Bild 257 / sid 245  
Kristdala AI:28 (1877-1881) Bild 235 / sid 526  
Kristdala AI:25 (1872-1876) Bild 285 / sid 278  
Kristdala AI:26 (1872-1876) Bild 78 / sid 371  
Kristdala BI:2 (1863-1894) Bild 16  
Misterhult BI:3 (1873-1887) Bild 8 / sid 9
Misterhult AI:10a (1869-1876) Bild 448 / sid 444
Misterhult AI:8b (1861-1869) Bild 259 / sid 581  
Misterhult CI:9 (1861-1866) Bild 230 / sid 449  
Södra Vi AI:17 (1862-1867) Bild 26 / sid 9  
Hjorted BI:2 (1834-1866) Bild 87 / sid 165  
Hjorted AI:17c (1852-1860) Bild 70 / sid 505  
Hjorted BI:2 (1834-1866) Bild 38 / sid 71  
Lummelunda AI:4 (1856-1861) Bild 500 / sid 79  Here he takes on the name Blomgren.
Lummelunda AI:3 (1839-1855) Bild 390 / sid 32  Here he is still Joseph Birgersson
Södra Vi AI:13 (1850-1856) Bild 208 / sid 199  Moves to Gotland
Södra Vi AI:11 (1844-1850) Bild 224 / sid 211  
Södra Vi AI:9 (1837-1845) Bild 255 / sid 246  
Södra Vi AI:7 (1832-1838) Bild 328 / sid 318  
Södra Vi C:5 (1828-1851) Bild 67 / sid 125

2015-03-25, 21:24
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In Lummelunda AI:3 there is a Johan Birgersson changing his name to Blomberg, thus he took that name before 1855. In Lummelunda AI:4 he is on the row just before Joseph Birgersson Blomgren, a brother?

2015-03-25, 21:41
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I saw him too and yes, Johan (Johannes in Södra Vi) it is a brother. There were many siblings.

2015-03-26, 07:35
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Oh my goodness! I keep having to pick my jaw up off the floor because I am so impressed! Thank you all for the information. Thank you, Håkan, Kristina, and Leif, for doing all this research. I had no idea that ArkivDigital existed! I'm practically jumping for joy! I've been waiting for this information since I first tracked down Josef Blomgren in 1979 in a Kristdala kyrkobok and the pastor told me I would have to go to Stockholm to find the older books. Thank God for the Internet. TACK SÅ MYCKET!
 
And thanks for educating me, Olle, and everyone. I found the information in digital form on Ancestry.com in Volume Number: AI:29; Page Number: 231, one of the pages that Kristina checked. Thanks for introducing me to the lingo! How efficient.

2015-03-26, 12:12
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Hi Diane
 
Nice to be able to help! Just to show you how it looks with pictures from ArkivDigital. They are new, while the pictures from Riksarkivet and Ancestry are from the 1950's. (Forgot to tell that bild means picture and sid means page, but I guess you figured that out already).)  
 
Here is from Lummelunda AI:4, p 79. From the top:
Gesell(e)n (apprentice) Constable Johan Blomberg, (born) Södra Vi 1830 31/3, (came) Lummelunda from Södra Vi 1844, moved to Sverige
Geselln Joseph Birgersson Blomgren, birth place and date, his parents, came from Södra Vi 1851, moves to (? 1856)
 
Johan's wife and their children:
Hustru, piga (wife, maid) Anna Lovisa Lundström
Son Johan Gottfred
Dotter Emilia Mathilda Lovisa
 
Piga Carolina Birgersdotter  
 

 
In Södra Vi AI:13 it says Joseph moves to Gotland (the big island in the Baltic sea), but no place mentioned. In Hjorted BI:2 (moving in), p 71, left side number 4 from the top) it says he comes from Rummelunda. I guessed that would be Lummelunda, found out there was a paper mill and there he was, at Överstekvarn.  
 
There are no moving in or out records for Lummelunda for this period.

2015-03-26, 13:04
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Hello Diane,  
 
As it seems to be clear that Josef was the son of Birger Torbjörnsson in Södra Vi parish, you might want to look for his ancestors. There are several discussions (in Swedish, but you can maybe use Google translate). It seems Birger was born in Kisa parish in 1785 and his ancestors are to be found there. The line goes back to the captain Torbjörn Svensson in Mistefall, Kisa (E), who fell in battle in  in 1669.  
The line should be
Torbjörn Svensson (~1610-1669)
Brita Torbjörnsdotter Dufva (~1640-1724)
Torbjörn Svensson (1666-1739)
 
Torbjörn Månsson (1736-1801)
Birger Torbjörnsson (1785-1856)
 
Karl-Henrik
 
PS. Adding to the mail by Kristina about Arkiv Digital. I do not know about the riksarkivet (SVAR) pictures, but a big advantage with the newer photographs is that the household examination records (husförhörslängd) were indexed sometimes in the 1970-ties. This means that you can more or less directly find a place in the records at Arkiv Digital. I spent hours trying to find a specific page in Genline (now Ancestry) in the old photographs.  
 
 
(Meddelandet ändrat av kalleryden 2015-03-26 14:05)

2015-04-01, 07:43
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Thank you so much again. Karl-Henrik, I saw the page about Birger Torbjörnsson and I was excited to see it. Thank you for all the other links as well. Nu kan jag söka the proof myself with Arkivdigital and Google Translate to help me with my rusty svenska. I know I will be back asking for help translating archaic terms. Wow, to think I can trace my family back to the 1600s! I never thought I would see the day. Thank you!

2015-04-27, 20:31
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Hi,
 
As you probably already detected there is an error in the Kristdala parish files. Josef Blomgren's wife Kristina Maria Gabrielsdotter is said to been born 13/8 1840 in Misterhult. There is no child born on that day in Misterhult. However, there is a Kristina Maria daughter of Gabriel Persson and Margareta Persdotter born on 13/9 that year. This is exactly one month off. Birth place is Springaremåla, Misterhult.  
 
When they marry she comes from Springaremåla. This must be your lady. Springaremåla has coordinates: N 57.46273, E 16.49014 if you want to look it up on a map.
 
Blomsholm was a place located on Klockaregården in Kristdala. Klockaregården is one of the farms on which a good part of Kristdala town later was built.
 
For more information on Kristdala please see http://bankhult.eu/kristd/KRISTD.HTM
 
 
Best regards
Birger Bring in Kristdala

2015-04-27, 20:52
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Josef's son Axel Jonathan became a well-known photographer. His pictures are now being restored see: http://blogg.hd.se/slaktforskning/2011/03/21/nu-ska-bildskatten-raddas/
 
Birger

2015-05-13, 06:56
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Thank you, Birger, for your help and research. You're right; I can't find Kristina's birth record. I'm looking at Misterhult CI:5 (1831-1860) Image 236 / page 459 and I don't see her born on 13 Sep 1840 either. Could you clarify?
 
I am looking forward to visiting the Klippan library to see my fars-fars-fars-bror's photos.  I sure hope I can find some family photos!
 
Best, Diane

2015-05-13, 12:07
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Diane
 
Christina/Kristina Maria's birth is nr 166, the first one on page 128. (On page 459 are death notices.)

 

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