Surnames were not originally common in Sweden. Before the 1900s, the patronymic tradition (where children’s father’s first name became their last name) determined last names. Once surnames gained popularity, it was often names of trees and animals that were used.
Use the list below to find your last name and learn about its meaning and origins.
Popular Swedish Last Names on FamilyEducation: Andersson, Berg, Hansson
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