Från bortom havet

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Från bortom havet – Alfortsläktens historia

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Från bortom havet

© Esben Alfort 2014-2021

Familjen Alfort kom till Sverige med en engelsk skeppsbyggmästare i mitten av 1600-talet. Enligt en muntlig släkttradition lär hans förfäder ha varit franska hugenotter som flytt undan katolikernas religiösa förtryck i Frankrike, fast detta har jag inte lyckats bekräfta med säkerhet. Medan kyrkböcker och andra bevarade historiska dokument avslöjar mycket spännande om familjens framväxt i Sverige, är det svårare att hitta källor som kan berätta om denna tidiga period, särskilt som vi inte ens vet vad skeppsbyggmästaren hette. Trots detta går det att göra några kvalificerade gissningar.

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From beyond the seas

Svenska – English


From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family.

Chapter 1

From beyond the seas

© Esben Alfort 2014-2021

The Alfort family came to Sweden in the middle of the 17th century when a master shipbuilder emigrated from England, but according to family tradition his ancestors were originally huguenot refugees fleeing religious persecution in France. Church registers and other archives of historical documents can tell us a lot about the history of the family in Sweden, but very few sources give direct information about this early period. Even so, we can make some educated guesses.


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Alfort family tree (public version)

Alfort family tree (public version)

This family tree contains all the 3044 descendants of Erik Alfort registered so far and their 1496 spouses. However, in order to protect the privacy of living people, some names have been erased from this public version.

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There are still many descendants which have not yet been registered. The tree will be updated regularly as research proceeds.


Statistics

So far 12 generations of descendants born between 1702 and 2017 have been registered. Of these, at least 1465 (48%) are men and 1405 (46%) are women.

  • Mean (known) life expectancy: 46.5 years (870 people)
  • Children who died before their 18th year: 8.6 % (262 children)
  • Registered (known) children per adult: 1.1 child (2782 adults)
  • Registered (known) children per couple: 2.3 children (1323 couples)

Place of birth (in Sweden) and year of birth of all descendants of Erik Alfort (the timeline covers 1675-2025).

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