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juitto
13-02-09, 07:48
What do the letters "Bd:r, tjen" mean when placed before the woman's name in the marriage entries?
I'm guessing that the first part means farmer's daughter, but I don't know what the "tjen" means.

Jeanne Uitto-Williams

Hasse
13-02-09, 09:33
What do the letters "Bd:r, tjen" mean when placed before the woman's name in the marriage entries?
I'm guessing that the first part means farmer's daughter, but I don't know what the "tjen" means.

Jeanne Uitto-Williams

Bd:r is short for bondedotter, ie. the farmer's daughter, often "the daughter of the house"

tjen is probably old spelling: "tjenarinna"; tjänarinna ie. servant. Maybe she had worked as a servant at the time of marriage?