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List of Qualifying Forefathers

A Guide to New Sweden Forefathers

1638-1664 Arrivals

by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig Fellow, American Society of Genealogists Fellow, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Historian, Swedish Colonial Society originally published in Swedish Colonial News, Volume 1, Number 18 (Fall 1999) Additional qualifying forefathers have been added as of February 14, 2019.

See Qualification & Procedure for list information and explanation

SurnameImmigrantDied
Anderson (MD)Måns AnderssonMD 1680
Anderson (DE)Anders Andersson the FinnDE 1673+
Anderson (DE)Anders JöranssonDE 1675
Archer (PA-NJ)Johan GrelssonPA 1684
Bankson/Bankston (PA)Anders BengtssonPA 1705
Bartleson, Andrew (PA-NJ)Bärtil EskilssonPA 1677+
Bilderback (NJ)Hendrick JohanssonDE 1655+
Block (DE)Hans Block*DE 1676
Boatsman (DE)Jöran Jöransson BåtsmanDE 1691
Boon(PA-NJ)Anders Svensson BondePA 1696
Boyer (DE)Alexander Boyer*DE 1661+
Bure (PA)Lars Thomasson BjurPA 1658+
Calk/Caulk (MD)Olof Matthiasson IsgråMD 1685
Camp/Kemp (MD-NJ)Pål Larsson KämpeMD 1692
Classon/Clawson (PA-DE)Claes JohanssonDE 1655+
Clementson/ClementsClement JöranassonDE 1648+
Coleman (PA-NJ)Anders HendrickssonPA 1655+
Cock/Cox (PA-NJ-DE)Peter Larsson CockPA 1687
Cock/Cox (PA)Otto Ernest Koch*PA 1722
Cock/Cox (DE)Anders Andersson the FinnDE 1673+
Constantine (DE)Constantine GrönenbergDE 1657+
Corneliuson (NJ)Lars Cornelisson VinarnNJ 1686
Culin/van CulinJohan van Culin*PA 1711
Dalbo (NJ)Anders Larsson DalboPA 1670
Danielson (NJ)Hendrick DanielssonNJ 1695+
Defoss (DE)Matthias Mattsson de VosDE 1708
Derickson (NJ-DE)Eric MichaelssonPA 1663+
Eareckson (MD)Johan ErickssonMD 1674
Enochs/Enochson (PA)Garret Enochson*PA 1681+
Erickson (NJ)Eric MichaelssonPA 1663+
Erickson (DE)Eric MattssonDE 1671+
Evertson (DE)Ivert HendrickssonDE 1684
Fish (NJ)Johan Fisk alias SkofvelDE 1655+
Franson (NJ)Olof FranssonNJ 1700
Friend (PA-NJ-MD)Nils Larsson FrändePA 1686
Garrett (PA)Mårten GerritsenDE 1680
Gästenberg (PA)Olof Nilsson GästenbergPA 1692
Halton (NJ)Jöns JönssonPA 1658+
Hanson (MD)Anders HanssonMD 1655
Helm (NJ)Israel Åkesson HelmNJ 1701
Hendrickson (PA-NJ)Johan HendrickssonPA 1657+
Hendrickson (DE)Hendrick Larsson CorvhornDE 1693+
Hendrickson (DE)Hendrick AnderssonDE 1696
Hendrickson (DE-NJ)Hendrick JacobssonDE 1704
Hendrickson (MD)Hendrick HendrickssonMD 1679+
Hendrickson (MD)Bärtil HendrickssonMD 1684
Hoffman (NJ)Hans Hopman*NJ 1693
Holstein/Holston (PA-NJ)Matthias Claessen Holstein*PA 1708
Homan (NJ)Anders Andersson HommanNJ 1700
Huling (PA-NJ)Marcus Laurenson*NJ 1689
Johnson (PA)Claes JohanssonDE 1655+
Johnson (PA)Johan HendrickssonPA 1657+
Johnson (PA-NJ)Anders Jönsson SalungPA 1687
Johnson (MD)Peter JohanssonMD 1656
Johnson (MD)Simon JohanssonMD 1700+
Johnson (NJ-MD)Matthias Jönsson HuttNJ 1685
Jonason/Jones (PA)Jonas NilssonPA 1693
Jones (NJ)Anders Jönsson EkorenPA 1683
Justice/Justis (PA-DE)Johan GustafssonPA 1682
Justice/Justison (NJ)Jöns GustafssonNJ 1698+
Justison (DE)Pål PerssonPA 1663+
Keen (DE-NJ)Jürgen Schneeweiss KühnPA 1688+
King (NJ-DE)Frederick Fredericksson König*NJ 1698
Kuckow (NJ-DE)Olof Olleson KuckoDE 1696
Litien (NJ)Eric JöranssonNJ 1685
Lykins/Likins (PA)Peter Nilsson LykanPA 1692
Lykins/Likins (NJ)Michael Nilsson LykanNJ 1704
Lock (NJ)Lars Carlsson LockPA 1688
Longacre (PA)Peter AnderssonPA 1678
Lom (PA)Måns Svensson LomPA 1653
Matthiasson (MID)Hendrick Matthiasson FreemanMD 1685
Matson (DE)Johan Mattsson SkrikaDE 1691
Mattson (NJ)Matts HanssonPA 1653
Mink (NJ)Pål Pålsson MinkNJ 1696
Morton (PA-NJ)Mårten MårtenssonPA 1706
Morton (PA)Knut MårtenssonPA 1677+
Månsson/Mounts (DE)Måns PålssonDE 1682
Mounts (MD)Måns AnderssonMD 1680
Mullica (NJ)Pål Jönsson MullicaDE 1664
Nelson (NJ)Nils MattssonPA 1701
Nelson (NJ)Nils NilssonDE 1670
Numbers (MD)Johan NommerssonMD 1697+
Parker (DE-MD)Peter HendrickssonDE 1684
Paulson (DE)Pål PerssonPA 1663+
Paulson (NJ)Pål Larsson CorvhornNJ 1688
Paulson (MD)Pål Jönsson MullicaDE 1664
Peterson (DE)Samuel PeterssonDE 1689
Peterson (DE)Matthias EskilssonDE 1671+
Peterson (DE)Hans Petersen*DE 1720
Peterson (MD)Peter JacobssonMD 1674
Peterson (MD)Peter MånssonMD 1682
Peterson (NJ)Peter OllessonNJ 1691
Peterson (NJ)Lucas PeterssonNJ 1686
Peterson (PA-NJ)Måns Petersson StakePA 1697
Peterson (NJ)Hans PeterssonNJ 1693
Rambo (PA-NJ)Peter Gunnarsson RamboPA 1698
Rawson (PA-DE-MD)Olof Rase/RawsonPA 1697
Scoggin (NJ)Johan Thorsson SchaggenDE 1658
Severson (MD)Marcus SigfridssonMD 1674+
Sinex/Sinnickson (PA-NJ)Sinnick BroerDE 1673
Skute/Scuten (PA)Sven Svensson SkutePA 1660+
Slubey (NJ-DE-MD)Olof from SlobynPA 1671+
Smidt (DE)Hans Georgen Smidt--
Snicker (MD)Jöran JönssonDE 1677
Stalcup/Stallcup (DE)Johan Anderson StålkoftaDE 1684
Stark (NJ)Nils NilssonDE 1670
Steelman(NJ)Hans MånssonNJ 1691
Stidham/Stedham (DE)Timen StiddemDE 1686
Stille/Stilley (PA-DE)Olof Petersson StillePA 1683
String (NJ)Johan Anderson SträngNJ 1726
Swanson (PA)Sven GunnarssonPA 1678
Thomason/Thompson (DE-PA)Thomas JacobssonDE 1679+
Tolson (MD)Alexander ThorssonMD 1669
Tolson (MD)Anders ThorssonMD 1671+
Torton (PA)Hendrick TadePA 1703
Toy (NJ-PA)Elias Johnson TayNJ 1720
Toy (NJ-PA)Christina Tay--
Tussey (DE)Olof ThorssonDE 1678
Urian (PA-NJ)Hans Geörgen*PA 1713
Vandever(DE)Catharina Johansdotter**NJ 1720
Vinam/Vining (NJ-MD)Lars Cornelisson VinamNJ 1686
Walraven (DE)Christina Ollesdotter**DE 1699
Wheeler (MD-PA)John WheelerMD 1677
Woolson (NJ)Hans OllessonNJ 1702+
Yocum/Yocom (PA)Peter JochimssonPA 1654