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Rambo surname origin
Posted by: JOHN KOTILA (ID *****3014) Date: October 27, 2007 at 07:10:51
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As i search for information on my ancestor Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (previously Ramberg) i have read that the name Rambo was "invented" and "created", "originated" by Peter Gunnarsson when he immigrated to American. It seems impossible to find the name "Rambo" in use in Sweden, today. I searched Google Books and came across the images (full text) of an old book printed in Sweden in 1755 {Register of the Swedish nobility from 1625 to 1751} I found two individuals with the surname "RAMBO". Brita Rambo and Maria Rambo. Since the book is not about the New Sweden Colony and is about the genealogy of the Swedish nobility in the 17th and 18th century. It appears that the name "Rambo" was in use in Sweden at the same time as in American. Does anyone have any ideas ? possibilities? on whom Brita Mattsdotter's father was "Matt ???". I think it is interesting to find out that my ancestor Brita Mattsdotter Rambo was born in Finland
as my ancestors on my father's paternal side were also from Finland.

Best regards!
John Kotila

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