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Scandinavian surnames

Eric Mickelsen (View posts)
Posted: 980959542000
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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