The Families That Make Up the Two Distinct Trees of Scandia Musings & More
Members of Erickson Family originated in Norway, emigrated to the United States through Canada and settled in Minnesota. In the early 1900s some of the Ericksons and related families moved to the Pacific Northwest. Affiliated families remained in Norway, some ventured to the United States and settled in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin (this list is not complete and my tree is a work in progress).
Members of the Lidman Family originated in Sweden, emigrated to the United States and settled (where else) in Minnesota. In the early 1900s one of the Lidmans moved to the Pacific Northwest (with his wife who was an Erickson). Affiliated families remained in Sweden, some ventured to the United States and settled in Minnesota and Wisconsin (this list is not complete and my tree is a work in progress).
As anyone who is familiar with Scandinavian Patronymic patterns will attest, surname research is not of primary importance until well into the 20th century. Once my ancestors arrived in the United States, the more common surname pattern was used and many of my family surnames come from my more recent (read American) research.
These are the surnames that are most common in the Erickson/Lidman Tree [note that where they are used in Norway and Sweden both the sson/sen (for males) and datter/dotter (for females) would be the suffixes].
Members of the Kocevar/Zagradisnik Family originated in Austria and Slovenia, emigrated to the United States and settled in the Pacific Northwest. Affiliated families remained in Slovenia (at various times part of Austria, Yugoslavia and finally Slovenia), emigrated to the United States and settled in various states (this tree is also a work in progress).
These are the surnames that are most common in the Kocevar/Zagradisnik Tree.