Sweden Abbreviations in Family History Sources

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| not present
 
| not present
 
|-
 
|-
| a.d.
+
| a.d.  
| anno domini (L)
+
| anno domini (L)  
 
| in the year of the Lord
 
| in the year of the Lord
 
|-
 
|-
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| other property (ies)
 
| other property (ies)
 
|-
 
|-
| afg.
+
| afg.  
| afgång
+
| afgång  
 
| decease, depart to, departure
 
| decease, depart to, departure
 
|-
 
|-
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| ankommande  
 
| ankommande  
 
| arrived
 
| arrived
|-  
+
|-
| anm.
+
| anm.  
| anmärkning
+
| anmärkning  
 
| remark, annotation
 
| remark, annotation
 
|-
 
|-
| annot.
+
| annot.  
| annotation
+
| annotation  
 
| note, annotation
 
| note, annotation
 
|-
 
|-
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| severance, seperated
 
| severance, seperated
 
|-
 
|-
| avskr.
+
| avskr.  
| afskift
+
| afskift  
 
| transcript
 
| transcript
 
|-
 
|-
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| the child
 
| the child
 
|-
 
|-
| backst.
+
| backst.  
| backstugusittare
+
| backstugusittare  
 
| owner of a small cottage and a small piece of land
 
| owner of a small cottage and a small piece of land
 
|-
 
|-
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| bank servant
 
| bank servant
 
|-
 
|-
| bar.
+
| bar.  
| barn
+
| barn  
 
| child, children
 
| child, children
 
|-
 
|-
| bar.
+
| bar.  
| barnet
+
| barnet  
 
| the child
 
| the child
 
|-
 
|-
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| promotion
 
| promotion
 
|-
 
|-
| beg.
+
| beg.  
| begrava
+
| begrava  
 
| bury
 
| bury
 
|-
 
|-
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| bury
 
| bury
 
|-
 
|-
| bg.
+
| bg.  
| bergslag
+
| bergslag  
 
| region abounding in mines; mountain district
 
| region abounding in mines; mountain district
 
|-
 
|-
| b.i.1stg.
+
| b.i.1stg.  
| barn i förste gift
+
| barn i förste gift  
 
| child(ren) of the first marriage
 
| child(ren) of the first marriage
 
|-
 
|-
| bisp.
+
| bisp.  
| biskop
+
| biskop  
 
| bishop
 
| bishop
 
|-
 
|-
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| Blekinge (county)
 
| Blekinge (county)
 
|-
 
|-
| blg.
+
| blg.  
| bergslag
+
| bergslag  
 
| region abounding in mines; mountain distict
 
| region abounding in mines; mountain distict
 
|-
 
|-
| bond.
+
| bond.  
| bonde
+
| bonde  
 
| famer, peasant
 
| famer, peasant
 
|-
 
|-
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| inventory of the estate
 
| inventory of the estate
 
|-
 
|-
| br.
+
| br.  
| bror
+
| bror  
 
| brother
 
| brother
 
|-
 
|-
| br.
+
| br.  
| brukare
+
| brukare  
 
| user, employer; farmer tenant
 
| user, employer; farmer tenant
 
|-
 
|-
| br.
+
| br.  
| bröder
+
| bröder  
 
| brothers
 
| brothers
 +
|-
 +
| brod.
 +
| broder
 +
| brother
 
|-
 
|-
 
| brudg.  
 
| brudg.  
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|-
 
|-
 
| ca., c:a  
 
| ca., c:a  
| circa (L)
+
| circa (L)  
 
| about
 
| about
 
|-
 
|-
| caut.
+
| caut.  
| cautionister
+
| cautionister  
 
| witness
 
| witness
 
|-
 
|-
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| married
 
| married
 
|-
 
|-
| copul.
+
| copul.  
| copulatus (Latin)
+
| copulatus (Latin)  
 
| married, marriage
 
| married, marriage
 
|-
 
|-
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| crown owned
 
| crown owned
 
|-
 
|-
| cr.h., cr.hem
+
| cr.h., cr.hem  
| crono hem
+
| crono hem  
 
| crown owned home
 
| crown owned home
 
|-
 
|-
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| dotter  
 
| dotter  
 
| daughter
 
| daughter
|-  
+
|-
| d.
+
| d.  
| det
+
| det  
 
| it
 
| it
 
|-
 
|-
| d.
+
| d.  
| död
+
| död  
 
| dead
 
| dead
 
|-
 
|-
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| daily
 
| daily
 
|-
 
|-
| d.b.
+
| d.b.  
| detta bok
+
| detta bok  
 
| this book
 
| this book
 
|-
 
|-
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| death book/register
 
| death book/register
 
|-
 
|-
| d.g.
+
| d.g.  
| den gamla
+
| den gamla  
 
| the old
 
| the old
 
|-
 
|-
| d.h.
+
| d.h.  
| dess hustru
+
| dess hustru  
 
| his wife
 
| his wife
 
|-
 
|-
| d.i.1stg.
+
| d.i.1stg.  
| dotter i förste giftet
+
| dotter i förste giftet  
 
| daughter of the first marriage
 
| daughter of the first marriage
 
|-
 
|-
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| cathedral parish
 
| cathedral parish
 
|-
 
|-
| D.M.
+
| D.M.  
| danneman
+
| danneman  
 
| gentleman, farmer
 
| gentleman, farmer
 
|-
 
|-
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| the above / ditto
 
| the above / ditto
 
|-
 
|-
| d:o, do.
+
| d:o, do.  
| dito
+
| dito  
 
| ditto
 
| ditto
 
|-
 
|-
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| farmhand, bachelor
 
| farmhand, bachelor
 
|-
 
|-
| Dr.
+
| Dr.  
| doktor
+
| doktor  
 
| doctor
 
| doctor
 
|-
 
|-
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| the younger
 
| the younger
 
|-
 
|-
| d.å
+
| d.å  
| detta år
+
| detta år  
 
| this year
 
| this year
 
|-
 
|-
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| extra  
 
| extra  
 
| extra
 
| extra
 +
|-
 +
| E.
 +
| Enkling or Enka
 +
| Widower or widow
 
|-
 
|-
 
| e.d./ejusd.  
 
| e.d./ejusd.  
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| f.d.  
 
| f.d.  
 
| före detta  
 
| före detta  
| before this
+
| before this, former
 
|-
 
|-
 
| fg  
 
| fg  
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| Gotland  
 
| Gotland  
 
| Gotland (island)
 
| Gotland (island)
 +
|-
 +
| Grat.
 +
| Gratialist
 +
| retired soldier receiving a pension
 
|-
 
|-
 
| grossh.  
 
| grossh.  
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| Göteborg och Bohus(county)
 
| Göteborg och Bohus(county)
 
|-
 
|-
| H. (h.)
+
| H.
 +
| Herr
 +
| Mr.  Used only for prominent people - clergy, doctors, government officials, nobility, estate or factory owners.
 +
|-
 +
| H., Hu.
 
| hustru  
 
| hustru  
 
| wife
 
| wife
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| court judicial district (probates)
 
| court judicial district (probates)
 
|-
 
|-
| hem.äg.  
+
| hem.d.
 +
| hemmadotter
 +
| unmarried daughter living at home
 +
|-
 +
| hem.s.
 +
| hemmason
 +
| unmarried son living at home
 +
|-
 +
| H.eg., Hem.eg, hem.äg.  
 
| hemmansägare  
 
| hemmansägare  
 
| home owner
 
| home owner
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| järnvägsstation (-en, -er, -erna)  
 
| järnvägsstation (-en, -er, -erna)  
 
| railroad station
 
| railroad station
 +
|-
 +
| Jäg.
 +
| Jägare
 +
| hunter, a light infantry soldier
 
|-
 
|-
 
| jägm.  
 
| jägm.  
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| med mera  
 
| med mera  
 
| with more
 
| with more
 +
|-
 +
| Mad.
 +
| Madam
 +
| Madam.  Exclusively "upper class" person
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Malm.  
 
| Malm.  
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| mams.  
 
| mams.  
 
| mamsell  
 
| mamsell  
| miss, young lady
+
| miss, young lady of "upper class".
 
|-
 
|-
 
| mek.  
 
| mek.  

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Some abbreviations (Förkortningar) used in the gazetteer Svenska Orter and Swedish Church Records.

Abbreviation Swedish English
a.-b. aktiebolag (-et) joint stock company
abs. absolvera (to) absolve
abs. absens not present
a.d. anno domini (L) in the year of the Lord
adm. admitterad confirmed
a.f. annan fastighet, andra fastigheter other property (ies)
afg. afgång decease, depart to, departure
afl. aflida (to) expire, die
afsk., afsked. afskedade discharge, resigned
allm. allmän (-na) common
ank. ankommande arrived
anm. anmärkning remark, annotation
annot. annotation note, annotation
arb. arbetare worker
arb. bet. arbets betyg work permit
arrend. arrendator tenant farmer, leaseholder
art. artikel (-n) article
arv. arvingar heir(s)
avd. avdelning (-ar) division, part of
avg. avgående leaving
avs. avsöndring (ar) severance, seperated
avskr. afskift transcript
b. bonden farmer
b. barnet the child
backst. backstugusittare owner of a small cottage and a small piece of land
bandl. bandland group land
banktj:man banktjänsteman bank servant
bar. barn child, children
bar. barnet the child
b.b. bar barnet carried the child at christening
bef. befordrande promotion
beg. begrava bury
begr. begrava bury
bg. bergslag region abounding in mines; mountain district
b.i.1stg. barn i förste gift child(ren) of the first marriage
bisp. biskop bishop
bl.a. bland annat (andra) mixed with another
Blek. Blekinge Blekinge (county)
blg. bergslag region abounding in mines; mountain distict
bond. bonde famer, peasant
bondeförb. bondeförbundet farming cooperative
borgerl. borgerliga (-a) civil, middle class
bou. bouppteckning inventory of the estate
br. bror brother
br. brukare user, employer; farmer tenant
br. bröder brothers
brod. broder brother
brudg. brudgum bridegroom
bröd. bröderna brothers
byggm. byggmästare building contractor
ca., c:a circa (L) about
caut. cautionister witness
c:o kompani company
cop. copulerad (Latin) married
copul. copulatus (Latin) married, marriage
cr. crono crown owned
cr.h., cr.hem crono hem crown owned home
d. den the
d.(D.) dotter daughter
d. det it
d. död dead
dagl. dagligen daily
d.b. detta bok this book
db dödbok death book/register
d.g. den gamla the old
d.h. dess hustru his wife
d.i.1stg. dotter i förste giftet daughter of the first marriage
dir. direktör (er) director (s)
disp. disponeras dispose
distr. distrikt district
distr. vet. distriktsveterinär districts veterinarian
div. diverse diverse
dkfg/dkfs domkyrkoförsamling cathedral parish
D.M. danneman gentleman, farmer
Dmca., Dnca Dominica (Latin) Sunday
d.o. detta/dessa ord this word
d:o det ovan/ ditto the above / ditto
d:o, do. dito ditto
doms., doms:s, doms:or. domsaga (-s, -or) judicial district
dot., dr. dotter daughter
dr. dräng farmhand, bachelor
Dr. doktor doctor
drag. dragon light cavalryman
dt., dtr. dotter daughter
d.v.s. det vill säga that is to say
d.y. den yngre the younger
d.å detta år this year
d.ä. den äldre the older
e. extra extra
E. Enkling or Enka Widower or widow
e.d./ejusd. ejusdem same (same month)
eg. egare owner
e.Kr. efter Kristus after Christ
el. eller or
e.m. efter middag p.m.
end. endast only, if only
enk. enka widow
enkl. enkling widower
evang.-luth. evangeliskt-lutherska evangelical lutheran
f. född born
f. far father
f. följande following
f. förre former
fabr. fabrikör(er) manufacturer
fad. fader father
fadd. fadder sponsor, witness
fb. födelsebok birth book
f.d. före detta before this, former
fg församling parish
fil.dr filosofie doctor doctor of philosophy
fil.mag. filosofie magister master of philosophy
f.Kr. före Kristus before Christ
fl. flicka girl, miss
fl. flyttar moved
f.m. förmiddag morning, a.m.
forts. fortsättning continuation
fr. från from
fris. frisinnad (e) liberal-minded
fr. o. m. från och med from and with
frih. friherre, friherrar baron, lord
frkn. fröken miss of status
fs. församling parish
fsg. församling parish
f. ö. för övrigt for the rest
fögd., fögder fögderi (er) administrative unit within county for taxing, etc.
följ. följande following
för. föräldrar parents
förb. förbindelse connection
föreg. föregående preceding
förkl. förklaring explanation
förs., förslg., församl. församling parish
g. gift married
g.b., G.B. gamla bok old book, previous book
gd. gård farm, extate, yard
ges. gesäll apprentice
gl. gammal old
g.m. gift med married to
Gotl. Gotland Gotland (island)
Grat. Gratialist retired soldier receiving a pension
grossh. grosshandlande wholesale dealer
Gävl. Gävleborg Gävleborg (county)
Göteb. Göteborg Göteborg och Bohus(county)
H. Herr Mr. Used only for prominent people - clergy, doctors, government officials, nobility, estate or factory owners.
H., Hu. hustru wife
Hall. Halland Halland (county)
handl. handlande trading
hd., hdt., hds., hdr., hrds. härad (-et, -s, -er, -ers) court judicial district (probates)
hem.d. hemmadotter unmarried daughter living at home
hem.s. hemmason unmarried son living at home
H.eg., Hem.eg, hem.äg. hemmansägare home owner
herrg., herrg:ar. herrgård (-en, -ar, -arna) Manorial estate
HFL husförhörslängd household examination
hkr. hästkrafter horsepower
hpl., hplr. hållplats (-en, -er, erna) railroad stopping places
hsm., husm. husman crofter
hu. hustru wife
hust. hustru wife
ib., ibid., ibm ibidem (Latin) the same place, the same as, same
ifr. ifrån. from
infl. inflyttad moved in
inh., inhys. inhyses lodger
ing. ingenjör (-er) engineer
intend intendent intendent
inv. invånare inhabitant
jan, febr. o.s.v. Januari, Februari och så vidare January, February and so forth
jbrf jordbruksfastighet (-en, -er, -erna) farming properties
jbrv jordbrukvärde farming property's value
Jlght., jlghtn., jlghtr. jordbrukslägenhet farming apartments
j:or. junior junior
jfr., jgfr. jungfru miss, maiden, virgin
jvg., jvgr. järnväg (ar) railroad
jvgsförb. järnvägsförbindelse (-r) railroad connection
jvgstn., jvgstnr. järnvägsstation (-en, -er, -erna) railroad station
Jäg. Jägare hunter, a light infantry soldier
jägm. jägmästare crown forester
Jönk. Jönköping Jönköping (county)
Jämt. Jämtland Jämtland (county)
K:a. kyrka church
Kalm. Kalmar Kalmar (county)
kappl. kappland square pole
kbfd Kyrkobokföringsdistrikt District of church registration
kbm. kubikmeter cubic meter
kh., khde. kyrkoherde parish minister
km. kilometer kilometer
kmt kopparmynt copper coin
kn., k:en, k:ens, k:er, k:ers kommun (-en, -ens, -er, -ers) municipality
kommunal-nämndsordf. kommunalsnämndsordförande muncipality chairman
kontr. kontrakt contract (land)
Kopp. Kopparberg Kopparberg (county)
kr. kronor crown (monetary unit)
KRA Krigsarkivet Swedish National War Archives
kvkm. kvadratkilometer quadrant kilometer
kyrkl. kyrklig ecclesiastical
köp. köping (-en, -ens, -ar, -ars small market town
köpm. köpman merchant
La, L:a lilla small(er)
landsf.-distr. landsfisalsdistrikt land fiscal district
landsh. landshövding governor
lfg., lfs. landsförsamling rural parish of a city
lg., lärl. lärling apprentice
lght., lghtn., lghtr. lägenhet (-en, -er) apartment
lib. liberal (-a) liberal
lysn. lysning banns
löjtn. löjtnant (-er) lieutenant
M. maken the husband
m. måg son-in-law
m. med with
m., m:s. meter (-s) meter
m.m. med mera with more
Mad. Madam Madam. Exclusively "upper class" person
Malm. Malmöhus Malmöhus (county)
mams. mamsell miss, young lady of "upper class".
mek. mekanik mechanic
mell. mellersta middle
m. fl. med flere with many
mil. militära military
mm. millimeter millimeter
mod., modr. moder mother
mod. moderat (-a) moderate
motorf. motorfartyg motor boat
mtl. mantal tax unit of property
mun. samh., munsamh:en municipalsamhälle (-t, -n) urban district
mvh med vänlig hälsning with friendly greeting (best regards)
månd., tis., o.s.v. måndag, tisdag, och så vidare Monday, Tuesday and so forth
mäst. mästare master, expert
mäst. mäster master, the boss
N. norra north
nat. natur natural (in reference to having had smallpox)
nattv.g. nattvardsgång communion
N.B., n.b. nya bok new book, (next clerical survey)
Ne nedre lower
n:m: nämndeman juryman, member of district court
NN., nn. nomen nescio (Latin) name not known
nom. nomine (Latin) number
n:r, nr. nummer number
NO. nordost northeast
NNO. nordnordost north northeast
Norrb. Norrbotten Norrbotten (county)
NV nordväst northwest
NNV nordnordväst north northwest
nr. nummer number
nuv. nuvarande present
näml. nämligen namely, since, as
o. och and
O. öst east
obs. observera notice
o.d. o o.ä.d. oäkta dotter daughter out of wedlock
og. ogift unmarried
omkr. omkring about, around
ONO. ostnordost east northeast
o.s. or o.ä.s. oäkte son son out of wedlock
OSO. ostsydost east southeast
o.s.v. och så vidare and so forth
oä. oäkta illegitimate child
o.ä.d. oäkta dotter illegitimate daughter
o.ä.s. oäkta son illegitimate son
p., pag. pagina page
p., pig piga maid, spinster, single girl
past. pastorat diocese
pg., pgr. penning (-ar) penny (coin)
pgld. penningland penny land
postexp. postexpedition parish office
posth. posthumus born after father's death
prakt. praktiserande to be in practice
prof. professor (-er) professor (teacher)
prov.-läk. provinsialläkare provincial doctor
P.Ä. pastorsämbete Pastorate, the parish office.
q. qvinna woman
Qvf. qvinnfaddrar female witness at christening
r. ryttare cavalryman, horseman
RA Riksarkivet Swedish National Arhies.
Rdr. Riksdaler Old Swedish currency
reg. regemente regiment
reg.ton. registerton registrar
rep.verkstad. reparationsverkstad repair shop
resp. respektive respective
riksd. riksdaler national currency
runst. runstycken part of a rune stone
rymd., rymt rymmande desertion, running away
rytt. ryttare cavalryman, horseman
ryttm. ryttmästare cavalry captain
s., S. son son
s. socken parish
S. söder, södra south
s., sal. salig deceased, blessed
samn., samh:en samhälle (-t, -n) community
SCB Statistiska Centralbyrån Central Bureau of Statistics, "Sweden statistics"
sd. samma dag same day
sd. sondotter son's daughter, granddaughter
segelf. segelfartyg sailing ship
sek. sekund second
sekr. sekreterare secretary
sfg stadsförsamling city parish
s:ger svåger brother-in-law
s:hu soldat hustru soldier's wife
s:hu sonhustru son's wife, daughter-in-law
s.k. så kallad so called
s:ka svägerska sister-in-law
Skar. Skaraborg Skaraborg (county)
skattm. skattmästare tax collector
skgsv. skogsvärde forest ranger
skill. skilling (ar) monetary unit
skogsv. skogsvaktare forest ranger
skräd. skräddare tailor
s:kt sankt saint
sl. salig deceased, blessed
smt silvermynt Old Swedish currency, silver coin
sn. socken parish
snesl. snesland measurement
SO. sydost southeast
soc. socialdemokratisk social democratic
s:or senior senior
sold. soldat soldier
spannl. spannland old unit of measurement
ss. sonson son's son, grandson
SSO. sydsydost south southeast
SSV sydsydväst south southwest
st. stycken part of
St. stad city
S:t, S:ta Sankt saint
S:ta, St., st., St:a stora large, big
stallm. stallmästare master stableman
stbhs. stärbhus estate of the deceased
st:dr statdräng farm laborer
stds. standard standard
Sthlm. Stockholm Stockholm (county)
stn., stnr. station (-en, -er, -erna) station
susc. susceptrix (Latin) godmother, female sponsor
SV sydväst southwest
Svf., Sv:f, svärfar, svärfader father-in-law
Svm., sv:m svärmor mother-in-law
syst. syster sister
s.å. samma år same year
Söder. Södermanland Södermanland (county)
tandläk. tandläkare dentist
t.ex. till exempel for example
tg. tingslag judicial district
tgslg. tingslag court district
t.h. till höger on the right side
tills. tillsammans together
tillverkn tillverkning manufactured
tj. tjäna (to) serve, work
tomt-o. industriv tomt o. industrivärde store value of merchandise
torp., tp. torpare crofter, peasant
trol. trolofvad betrothed, engaged
trädgårdsmäst, trädgårdsmästare gardener
tunnl., tnld tunnland measurement (Swedish acre)
u. under under; at; during, while, wonder, miracle
u. unge the younger
uk., ungk. ungkarl bachelor, single man
u.m. utom mantal not included in the taxation census register
undt. undantagsman person receiving support after giving his estate to another
utfl utflyttad moved out
u.ä. utom äktenskapet out of wedlock
t.v. till vänster to the left
t.v. tills vidare until further notice
txv., txvn. taxeringsvärde assessed value
ung. ungefär about
u.p.a. utan personligt ansvar without personal responsibility
uppf. uppförd (-a, -es, uppfört) behavior
Upps. Uppsala Uppsala (county)
utj. utjord out land
v. vice assistant
v. vaccinera (to) vaccinate
V. väster west
vb vigselbok marriage book/register
VNV. västnordväst west northwest
VSV. västsydväst west southwest
vard. vardag weekday
vägh.-dist. väghållningsdistrikt highway district
välb. välboren honorable
Värml. Värmland Värmland (county)
Västerb. Västerbotten Västerbotten (county)
Västern. Västernorrland Västernorrland (county)
Västm. Västmanland Västmanland (county)
y. yngste the youngest
yngl. yngling young man, youth
yst. yngste the youngest
ångb.förb. ångbåtsförbindelse steamship connection
ä. äldste the oldest
äg. ägare owner
äkt. äktenskap marriage, wedlock, matrimony
Älvsb. Älvsborg Älvsborg (county)
änk. änka widow
änkl. änkling widower
äst äldste the oldest
Ö. öst east
Öf öfra upper
ö.h. över havet upper harbor
Ör. Örebro Örebro (county)
öresl Öresland measurement
Östg. Östergötland Östergötland (county)
Öv övre upper