Category: New Sweden Forefathers

Categories: New Sweden | Nya Sverige


This category is managed by the New Sweden Project. See New Sweden Sources.

New Sweden Forefathers are "each known Swedish immigrant, 1638-1664, who remained in America and left surviving children." This list was compiled by the Swedish Colonial Society.

127 individuals are recognized as forefathers; 101 have profiles on WikiTree as of Feb 2021. The project's goal is to create profiles for all 127, their spouses, and their children.

How to Help Add to this Category

Would you like to help complete this category? We track progress on this spreadsheet on Google Docs. This document is open for editing and free to use, but please contact the project to get started.

  • Purple forefathers are already protected, but they might need spouses or children.
  • Green forefathers are waiting for PPP to protect the LNAB (usually a Swedish or Finnish patronymic).
  • Orange forefathers need a review of the last name at birth; the surname used by the SCS isn't always the Wikitree LNAB. Swedish primary documents (if they exist) would be ideal or good secondhand sources would be great! The SCS doesn't follow Wikitree's LNAB convention and spelling varied widely. Many names have been Americanized.
  • Names with no highlighting either don't yet have Wikitree profiles or we haven't yet found them.

See also

  • Original list of New Sweden Forefathers, 1638-1664 Arrivals.
  • A spreadsheet derived from the names in Peter Stebbins Craig's "New Sweden Settlers, 1638-1664" series. This list can be searched, sorted, copied, separated by Voyage of arrival, etc. See the first tab in the spreadsheet for more information.

Person Profiles (101)

A

abt 1630 Sverige - 02 Mar 1702 photo
Dec 1620 Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden - Sep 1700
abt 1610 Sweden - abt 01 Sep 1673
Finland - bef 1696
abt 1628 Strängnäs, Södermanland, Sweden - abt 08 Feb 1684 photo
abt 1599 Undenäs, Skaraborg, Sverige - aft 04 Dec 1679
abt 1620 Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden - abt 1678

B

1640 Hanström, Fåxarn, Älvsborg, Sverige - 13 Sep 1705
abt 1622 Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden - 09 Sep 1662
20 Jul 1592 Bottnaryd (F), Jönköping, Sverige - 03 May 1663 photo
1616 Netherlands - 1676
abt 1618 Netherlands - aft Feb 1661
abt 1610 Finland - bef 12 Oct 1672

C

abt 1624 Lockerud, near Mariestad Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden - Sep 1688
1640 Sweden - 1697

D

1624 Sweden - 1681

E

abt 1635 Holland - 1677
abt 1620 Värmland, Sweden - abt 1677
abt 1620 Sweden - bef 04 Sep 1677

F

Sweden - aft 1660
abt 1635 Sweden - aft 1700

G

1642 Mill Creek, New Castle, Delaware - 1680
1615 Fryksdalen, Värmland, Sweden - 1683
abt Jun 1612 Hisingen (island, part of the city of Gothenburg), Västra Götaland, Sweden - bef 29 Jan 1698 photo
1610 Sweden - 1678
abt 1618 Kinnekulle, Skaraborgs Län, Sweden - abt 1682
Omberg, Östergötland, Sweden - aft 10 Dec 1698

H

1618 Sweden - 04 Nov 1655
1620 Sweden - abt 1654
abt 1623 Reichsstadt Worms, Holy Roman Empire - 1674
abt 1610 Sweden - abt 1670
abt 1625 Sweden - Sep 1682
abt 1635 Sweden - abt 1680
abt 1610 Sweden - aft 1657
abt 1620 Sweden

H cont.

1642 Dithmarschen, Holstein (now Germany) - abt 1708
abt 1620 Reval, Sweden - 1693

J

abt 1610 Sweden - abt 1656
1630 Sweden - bef 1674
1618 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany - Jul 1654 photo
Västergötland, Sweden - abt 1664
abt 1636 Sweden - aft 1700 photo
abt 1625 Göteborg, Sweden - 11 Apr 1686
abt 1630 Sweden - aft 1682
abt 1630 Salungen, Mangskog Parish, Värmland, Sweden - bef 28 Oct 1687
abt 1610 Letstigen, Värmland, Sweden - aft 01 Feb 1695 photo
Letstigen, Värmland, Sverige - bef 1671
abt 1625 Sweden - bef 07 Mar 1677
Sweden - 1685
1611 Sweden - bef 14 Apr 1664
abt 1606 Sweden - abt 1675
abt 1600 Punkalaidun, Suomi - abt 1654
abt 1635 Sweden - 1685

K

abt Sep 1659 - 24 Sep 1698
abt 1620 Sachsen (Saxony), Germany - abt 1690

L

abt 1620 Sweden - bef 1671
abt 1630 Sweden - aft 1693
abt 1619 Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden - abt 20 Dec 1686
1610 Bångsta, Turinge Parish, Stockholm, Sweden - 10 Nov 1687
abt 1632 Sweden - bef 03 Jun 1692
abt 1632 Sweden - 1688
abt 1640 Holstein - 04 May 1689

M

1612 Skåra, Ostergotland, Sweden - 14 Apr 1691
abt 1620 Sweden - bef Jul 1682
bef 1620 Vaasa, Finland - aft 1677
abt 1606 Rautalampi, Suomi, Finland - 29 May 1706
1623 Frykesdalen, Värmland, Sweden - 11 May 1678
abt 1630 - bef 20 Jun 1685

M cont.

abt 1635 Fryksdalen, Värmland, Sweden - bef 1677
abt 1630 Sweden - bef 1691
1625 Sweden - 1705
1614 Silleson, Torshalla, Sodermanland, Sweden - abt 15 Mar 1701
abt 1615 - aft 1663

N

1620 Skänninge, Skaraborgs län, Sweden (now in Östergötland län, Sweden) - 22 Oct 1693
1644 Sweden - bef 17 Apr 1704
bef 1635 Letstigen, Värmland, Sweden - 1692
1640 Nya Kopparberget, Ljusnarsberg parish, Örebro län, Sweden - abt 1692

O

abt 1642 Sweden - abt 1698
abt 1635 Stockholm, Sweden - aft 1702

P

1610 Sweden - 1682
abt 1600 Sweden - abt 1667
abt 1631 Holstein, Denmark - abt 1720
abt 1648 Sweden - abt 1693
01 Jan 1639 Fryksände, Värmland, Sverige - 20 Nov 1689
abt 1621 Sweden - aft 1656

R

abt 1630 Sverige - bef 1702

S

bef 1620 Kronoby, Finland - 1665 photo
abt 1620 Slobyn, Mangskog Parish, Värmland, Sweden - aft 1671
1615 Åbo, Turku, Finland - 1697
abt 1612 Hammell, Denmark - abt 1686
abt 1610 Solo, Roslagen, Länna socken, Uppland, Sweden - 21 Jan 1684 photo
1620 Sweden - abt 1695
abt 1600 Roslagen (coastal region), Uppland, Sweden - bef 27 Jul 1653

T

Veddige, Halland, Sweden - aft 1657
abt 1630 Sweden - 1669
abt 1628 Sweden - bef 1696
13 Jul 1615 Offerdal, Jämtland, Sweden - 05 Nov 1678
Oct 1664 New Netherland - 22 Feb 1720

V

1621 Köln, Germany - abt 1711




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