Was New Jersey a Swedish colony?

Was New Jersey a Swedish colony?

For nearly 20 years in the 17th century, Sweden had a little-known colony that spanned parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Where did the Swedes settle in America?

After the Civil War, the Swedish settlements spread further west to Kansas and Nebraska, and in 1870 almost 75 percent of the Swedish immigrants in the United States were found in Illinois, Minnesota, Kansas, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.

Are Swedes related to Finns?

The Sweden Finns are either native to Sweden or have emigrated from Finland to Sweden. An estimated 450,000 first- or second-generation immigrants from Finland live in Sweden, of which approximately half speak Finnish.

What do Swedes think about Finns?

Nowadays most Swedes see Finns positively. Many Swedes have Finnish grandparents or other ancestry, and are always excited when they find out. Finns are considered to be almost the same as Swedes apart from the language. Almost all original Swedes I know think about Finland as their little brother.

Did the Swedish colonize?

Sweden had colonies in the Americas and in Africa. Swedish countries in the America’s include: Guadeloupe (1813–1814), Saint-Barthélemy (1784–1878), New Sweden (1638–1655), and Tobago (1733). The colony of New Sweden can be seen as an example of Swedish colonization.

What are Swedish last names?

List of 100 Most Common Swedish Surnames

Rank Lastname Count
1 Andersson 238 843
2 Johansson 238 259
3 Karlsson 212 126
4 Nilsson 163 029

Did Sweden have Vikings?

The Viking Age (800–1050 AD) was characterised by a significant expansion of activity, in Sweden’s case largely toward the east. Many Viking expeditions set off from Sweden to both plunder and trade along the Baltic coast and the rivers that stretched deep into present-day Russia.