did Sven's parents have a son named Charles Lennet?

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According to Ancestry DNA, I am related.   My GG grandfather Charles Lennet Lovell was born Sweden 1825. His photo reveals very similar facial features to Sven and his sister  -especially around the shape of the mouth.
WikiTree profile: Swen Lovell
in Genealogy Help by R Lovell G2G Crew (400 points)

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Looking at the Family Group Sheet for Swen's father, there does not seem to be a lot of room for a child born in 1825, between Ingrid Maria in September 1823 and Christina Annette in February 1826.

https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Persson-1147/300
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (416k points)
Could be a child of another mother?
I wonder how exact his birth date would be.

Is 1825 just an estimate or is there a source with day-month-year?
Thank you Eva.   He gave his year of birth as 1825 in his Australian naturalisation certificate - but that doesnt mean he was being truthful I guess.
Thanks Maria.  I will try to search for that option too.

With just a year it will be pretty hard to find him.

I hope you are aware that the name "Charles Lennet Lovell" is an anglicized version of whatever he was called in Sweden.

Charles is in all likelihood Carl or Karl.
Lennet could be Leonard (with spelling variants) or Lennart.

The family of Sven Lovell were Löfvell in Sweden, but there are other possibilities, like Löfvall.
There is also a strong possibility that he only picked a surname when he went abroad - a lot of people who had only been using a patronymic as last name in Sweden did that in those times.

As for a child of a Löfvell born out of wedlock: yesterday, using the search functions in ArkivDigital (excellent Swedish paysite) I found a Carl Leonard born in Karlshamn in 1824. He became a sailor and used his mother's surname Brant. Unfortunately this Carl Leonard died in 1853.

If we forget about the surname, I found a Carl Lennart Pettersson born in 1825. There are only 7 "Carl Lennart" born between 1820 and 1830 in the index 1840-1947. (But when I change to "Karl Lennart" there are 42, with the difference that on this list they are all living in Sweden after year 1900. (Spelling of Carl changed around 1880-1900 to Karl.))

His whereabouts are undefined after 1848. When did your GG grandfather arrive in Australia?

(Carl Lennart Pettersson b. 1825-09-01 in Uddevalla.)

Oh, but I realize that you in your question are saying that you are related via DNA to descendants of Abraham Löfvell, right?

That was why I confined my search to Blekinge.

But I suppose the common ancestor could be a lot further back in time - which makes the selection of Lovell as a surname a coincidence, since such a lot of Swedish surnames don't go further back than the 19th century.
thank you so much for your help!
Thank you - I really appreciate you help!  With more research I found that he gave his birth date as 1826 (more often that he did 1825)  He was a sailor who jumped ship in Geelong Victoria in 1852,  shortly after marrying one of the passenger - Ann Jane Woodland.  I have entered a biography for him on wiki tree and have now gathered a lot of information about his colourful life - but Im just missing where it began and ended.
Thank you also for telling me about Swedish surnames.  I did not know that - I guess that makes the search even harder!
Thank you Maria.  Yes, according to Ancestry DNA I am related to someone who is descended from Sven Lovell.   I am sure that the most likely connection is Sven Lovell.
Looking at the sources for Abraham Löfvell, formerly Persson, he does not seem to have had any brothers in the marriage of Per Larsson and Sara Abrahamsdotter - who could also have adopted Löfvell as a surname. However, Per Larsson was born in 1729, Sara in 1762, so Per Larsson had in all likelihood been married before.

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