Oktagon Translator Team - Swedish Translators

Looking for your Swedish roots?

Looking for your Swedish roots? Doing genealogy? Want to learn more about your ancestry?

Here are some common words you might encounter in Swedish documents and records:

mor1
far2
make3
maka4
syster5
bror6
piga7
dräng8
präst9
församling10
socken11
kyrkoherde12
u.ä.13
mother
father
spouse (husband)
spouse (wife)
sister
brother
maid, young girl who works in the home
farmhand
clergyman/minister, usually of the Church of Sweden
parish, congregation
archaic term for parish
vicar; head minister
out of wedlock

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1Definite form: modern (the mother)
2Definite form: fadern (the father)
3Definite form: maken; definite form of the plural: makar
4Definite form: makan; definite form of the plural: makar
5Definite form: systern; plural: systrar
6Definite form: brodern; plural: bröder
7Definite form: pigan; plural: pigor
8Definite form: drängen; plural: drängar
9Definite form: prästen. The Church of Sweden is Christian/Lutheran.
10Definite form: församlingen
11Definite form: socknen
12Definite form: kyrkoherden
13Stands for ”utom äktenskap.” Literal meaning: utom: outside of; äktenskap: marriage.