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Jarl Genealogy and Jarl Family History Information

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  • Bengt Folkesson Snivel (1110 - 1175)
    Bild: Folkungaättens vapensköld Bengt Snivil eller Snivel, svensk högreståndsperson som ska ha levt på 1100-talet, men endast känd från 1400-talss...
  • Birger Bengtsson Brosa, Jarl (c.1134 - 1202)
    Birger's seal shows on a running horse, seated warrior with sword in hand. He was svears och götars jarl from 1174 to 1202 and wore a lily as a weapon. He was of its time the most powerful m...
  • Eirik Haakonsson Ladejarl, "Konge" av Norge (c.960 - 1023)
    íkr Hákonarson or Eric of Norway or Eric of Hlathir[1] (960s – 1020s) was earl of Lade, ruler of Norway and earl of Northumbria. He was the bastard eldest son of earl Hákon ...
  • Haakon Den Mektige Sigurdson, Jarl (c.935 - c.995)
    Haakon II Sigurdsson Jarl (Old Norse: Hákon Sigurðsson, Norwegian: Håkon Sigurdsson), (died 995) was the son of Sigurd Haakonsson, Earl of Lade, and thus Trøndelag. Haakon c...
  • Halvdan Jarl (c.865 - c.920)
    Kilden til Halvdan Jarl er denne setningen fra Snorre, [Eirikssønnenes saga: "Øyvinds mor Gunnhild var datter til Halvdan jarl, og hennes mor var Ingebjørg, datter til kong Har...

About the Jarl surname

Namnet "Jarl" härstammar från engelskans titel "earl". Under medeltiden var jarl en titel i Sverige. Det var en person som styrde över ett större område. Den mest kände jarlen var Birger jarl.

Under indelningsverkets period användes Jarl ibland som soldatnamn.

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