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Scandinavian surnames

Eric Mickelsen (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2001 9:45AM GMT
Judy,
It was the custom in the Scandinavian countries for the childs last name to become the fathers first name with "sen" (in Denmark) for 'son of' and "datter" on the end for a daughter. So if I lived in Denmark and this practice was still going on, any of my sons would have a last name of Ericsen or daughters would be Ericdatter. This is called "Patronymic" if you want to look up more information about it.
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JHendricks925... 23 Aug 2000 4:21PM GMT 
joan mickelsen 31 Jan 2001 11:03AM GMT 
Eric Mickelsen 31 Jan 2001 4:45PM GMT 
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