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From: Anne M Berge <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] exact match at 67
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:20:47 -0700 (PDT)
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Just a side comment on Scandinavia and surnames

Hereditary surnames were not commonly in use before
Denmark: ca 1850
Sweden: ca 1900
Norway: 1923

So surnames can not be ised for genetic genealogy in Scandiavia (except a few rare cases)

More on the pages of the Norway project FTDNA


Ad:to the age before surnames, roughly 1300 (23 generations). This will
sometimes occur but it should be very, very rare. Now, I am talking more
about surnames from the UK. Scandinavians didn't pass down surnames
until very late, like 1800 I believe.


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