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Subject: Re: Swedish surnames
Author: Sean Foglai   (guest)
Date: April 24, 2005 at 12:42 PM
Reply to: Swedish surnames by Chris Colombo

I'll take a stab at them using my Norwegian dictionary ...

De Geer - I'm not sure, but it looks more Dutch ...I don't recall ever seeing a "ee" in any of the Scandinavian languages
Erlander - I looked up Er- and could only get "to annoy or vex" ...but -lander is obviously from the "land of" ...
Hammerskjold - the only one I'm pretty sure of "hammer" + "shield" ...probably from someone's coat of arms ..

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