Degerstrom Family Tree of Relatives by Generation
The Degerstrom surname originated in Sweden. This Degerstrom family tree of relatives by generation includes 14 generations back to the year 1560 in Sweden. Our root ancestor is Peder Danielsson and he represents our most distant known family forefather because finding written records prior to 1560 is highly unlikely.
Some generations required multiple pages. If you know your generation, and want to skip the narrative you may go directly to Generation 1 HERE or the first page of any the 14 generations following these links:
NOT the Degerstrom International Family Page
From our research of family genealogy that began in 1995 we have uncovered 6 separate and unrelated family trees with the Degerstrom surname. The 6 branches have living relatives in at least Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the USA. This website is NOT the Degerstrom International Family Page of those 6 branches which is Degerstrom.org.
This website is subtitled "History of the Degerstrom Family from Maine" because it replaces a site hosted on GeoCities years ago that documented our unique branch in America. Other than the paternal line back to 1560, little else was known about our family tree in Sweden. Research has uncovered living relatives in Sweden, so as a result we intend to expand the family trees to identify and document descendants of Peder Danielsson worldwide.
Generations in Sweden and Patronymics
The generations born in Sweden are numbers 1 through 8. They had large families. The system of patronymics was used by Peder Danielsson descendants through 7 generations and then the 8th generation of brothers chose surnames including Degerstrom, Degerlund, and Ek, plus two brothers chose to keep the patronymic variation Johansson.
These details are recent discoveries, so we are confident that tracing surnames other than Degerstrom will allow us to identify new family members worldwide descended from the Degerlund, Ek, and Johansson siblings.
Known Mistakes in the Family Tree
There are known mistakes in our data which has been collected from various sources. Errors of omission include Degerstrom related persons not listed that are yet to be discovered or properly identifed and documented. In some cases simple typo errors exist. Our system to convert raw data to html files to present online is fairly new, so visitors are welcome to point out the flaws so they may be fixed.
For the sake of simplicity in converting our data to website pages, we have used the English equivalent letter "a" or "o" to represent the variations of Scandinavian characters å, ä, and ö that are used in Sweden.
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