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Scandinavian surnames

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Scandinavian surnames

Posted: 25 Oct 2013 6:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I was always under the impression that Scandinavians gave their children surnames with son or dotter in them.

So if the father was jon the daughter/son was jonsdotter/jonsson etc.

But where does the name Lundgren come from? My ancestors surname was Lundgren, as were his siblings, but the father was called Olof so should the surname not have been Olsson?

I found a birth for my ancestor on the Family search website and it lists my ancestor as olof Olsson in the baptismal record.

Can anyone explain to me where Lundgren came from or if it means anything?

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Kira11897 25 Oct 2013 12:26PM GMT 
sollan 1 Nov 2013 2:51PM GMT 
Kira11897 11 Nov 2013 8:26PM GMT 
martin48115 27 Dec 2013 10:59PM GMT 
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