Wedebrand a soldiers name
Wedebrand (Wederbrand) was a soldiers name.
The farmers had to support him with food, land and a house.
The military system in
Sweden during the 1800th -1900th century was organized
in such a way that
"rote" (a minior part of a parish) hade to keep a soldier.
In this "rote"
they kept a soldier and four miltary riders. They were
Livgrenadjärer (soldiers on horse).
They belonged to Överste Löjtnantens Company.
The soldiers often had common names as Andersson, Svensson and Jonsson.
When the company got together there were too many soldiers with the same surname.
The solution was to give them new names to separate one soldier
They got name as Granat, Rask, Palm etc.or names associated to the name of the
place where they lived. Like Wedhem. Wedebrand was such a name. The children
of soldiers sometimes used the soldiername sometimes not. When the soldier
resign from his duty he sometimes kept the name sometimes not. He had to move
out from the house to give place to the next soldier.
The new soldier moved in
and sometimes was given the previos soldiers name. In Vedemo rote there was
another 4 soldiers
As far as we know there are five soldiers given the name Wedebrand
all in Vinnerstad parish. They were:
|Sven Jönsson Wedebrand
||1684 - ?
||1707 - 1739
|Sven Larsson Wedebrand
||1718 - 1790
||1740 - 1775
|Pär Larsson Wedebrand
||1698 - 1742
||? - 1721
||1721 - >1743
|Lars Persson Wedebrand
||1725 - 1759
||1748 - 1759
| Lars Wedebrand
||1766 - ?
They were likely not all related. Maybe some.
- At the time we have no more information about the anchestors of
Pär Larsson Wedebrand maybe Lars Persson Wedebrand
is a son of him.
- As far as we know Lars Wedebrand had no living
children when he died.
- Lars Persson Wedebrand had at least two children
Anna and Per Rånman
- Sven Jönsson Wedebrand had three) children
Daniel, Jöns and Abraham.
Some of the living Wedebrand could be related to one of those. More research
The children of Sven Larsson Wedebrand have kept the surename.
spelling of the name sometimes have been changed among the 8-10 following
generations (Wedebrand, Wederbrand, Wedebrant, Vedebrand, Vederbrand) The
descendants of most of the children to Sven Larsson Wedebrand are documented.
More swedish soldiers
Within the coming generations there are more soldiers:
||1855 - 1890
||1872 - 1890
|August Wilhelm Wedebrand-Hög,
||1865 - 1931
||1886 - 1920
||1852 - 1930
||1874 - 1906
||1818 - 1846
||1841 - 1846
||1823 - 1874
||1847 - 1874
| Clas Johan Wedebrand-Säfström
||1847 - 1912
||1867 - 1884
||1788 - 1846
Soldiers in USA
Searching the descendants in USA we find Wedebrand people attending
both WWI and WWII.
I you have any question about the Swedish roots please contact
Pieter van den Berg,
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