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Type Surname (from nickname)
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Meaning & History
Swedish soldier name meaning "happy". Soldier names became common in the Swedish military in the 17th and 18th century. The soldiers were required to have a unique surname in order to distinguish them from each other.The names could be taken from a trait (like in this case, happy) or from military terms.