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How to Handle Swedish Names As They Change

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How to Handle Swedish Names As They Change

Posted: 1506138249000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Andersson Anderson, Swenson
I am quite confused by the Swedish way of naming people. I'm learning, but it is hard!

Here is one thing I cannot imagine the answer to. Here's an example followed by the questions:

The name of my husband's great-great-grandfather's father was Sven, and when I found him on a passenger list coming here, he went by Nils Edvin

When he first got to the USA was Nils Edvin Andersson Svenson.

He dropped the Svenson shortly after he got here.

I notice that about 10 years later, he had anglicized it a bit to Nels Edwin Andersson.

A few years later, I came across a few official documents where he was going by Edwin Nels Andersson,

And about 5 years later, it was Nels Edwin Anderson.

So, my question is this: Should I change his name as he did, over time and reflecting when he went by which name? Or pick one and use it from day 1?
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