12 February 2007

Can You Read It?

This comes from an 1850 christening entry in Tjarstad, Sweden (the 21st entry in 1850 for those who want to know where it came from).



Blogger Lee said...

*Steps out on a limb* Anna Lisa Ericsdatter? The latter being in shorthand, of course.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Randy Seaver said...

Anna Lisa Ericsdr, the last name meaning Ericsdatter.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...


11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna Lisa Erics (or Eries) Jr.

It was often the custom to name the daughter Jr. when named the same as her mother.

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anna Lisa Erics or Eries Jr.

It was a custom to sometimes name the daughter Jr. if she had the same name as her mother.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Michael John Neill said...

This is Anna Lisa Ericsdr, which as Randy and Miriam pointed out refers to Ericsdattar, or Eric's daughter. There is no reference to "Junior" in this instance.

9:27 AM  

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