Walloons in Sweden

Privacy Level: Open (White)

Surnames/tags: Sweden Walloons
This page has been accessed 2,933 times.



The Walloons in Sweden are descendants of Walloon smiths, immigrated mainly in the first half of the 17th century. There is a good number of Walloon families in Sweden that have numerous descendants still carrying the family name today. There will also be a good number of name-carrying Walloon descendants who were caught up in the great wave of emigration in the 19th century. Other lines lost the Walloon name within a few generations, either by the male line being broken or because they left the craft and were absorbed into the Swedish patronymic system.

In WikiTree the category Walloons in Sweden should be used only for profiles that carry the family name. Please check that the name is marked with a V (or an F) in the new list at Sällskapet Vallonättlingar


Walloon descent has been of great interest for Swedish genealogists for a long time. The Society of Swedish Walloon Descendants was formed in 1938. Their home page has short summaries in French and English, although most of their information will be in Swedish.

Apart from the earliest immigrants it should be possible to source at least one life event for the profiles by means of the Swedish church records. Books:

  • Vallonska rötter : människorna, migrationen, järnhanteringen och forskningen / Sällskapet Vallonättlingar. - 2016. - ISBN: 978-91-88341-06-8
  • Lindblom, Kjell, 1943-. - Nordisk vallongenealogi 1580-1750. D. 1, Allard-Guillaume / Kjell Lindblom. - 2012. - ISBN: 9789163704161 (inb)
  • Lindblom, Kjell, 1943-. - Nordisk vallongenealogi 1580-1750. D. 2, De Hameaux -Vincent Rafflier / Kjell Lindblom. - 2012. - ISBN: 9789163704178 (inb)
  • Lindblom, Kjell, 1943-. - Vallonsläkter under 1600-talet. D. 3, Div. släkter. - 1992. - ISBN: 91-630-0958-7 (inb)


  • Vallonskivan 4 (2013), available from Sällskapet Vallonättlingar - almost 120 different family names
  • Smeddatabasen / Smedskivan available from Föreningen för Smedsläktsforskning - database of smith families, including many walloons

Families already in WikiTree

A sample of Swedish Walloon families in the tree in July 2017.

The same Walloon names in Sweden today

The list should be seen as a rough guide - some name carriers may have a different background.

  • Login to edit this profile and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Lena Svensson and Sweden Project WikiTree. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.