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First Swedish Friberg?

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Re: First Swedish Friberg?

Posted: 18 Jun 2012 11:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: FRIBERG
I read your and the other posts about this with great interest. My great grandfather also took the name when he was apprenticed to become a blacksmith. Someone posted that their Friberg ancestor was referred to as "the Frenchman" or "fransosen". The Walloons came to Sweden in the 1600's to assisting with the refining of iron ore which spawned generations of smiths in the country. I am wondering if this early Friberg was somehow related to these Belgian immigrants?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Carl Friberg 2 Aug 2003 1:10AM GMT 
Bertil Friberg 1 Oct 2003 7:39AM GMT 
sarahmpavlick 1 Aug 2009 5:59AM GMT 
MargaretTesta... 18 Jun 2012 5:41PM GMT 
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