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Gelsenius Family DNA Project

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  • Thorerus Caroli (1580 - 1654)
    He was vicar (kyrkoherde) at Gärdserum, 1611-1654. He came from Horn. Priests of his generation Latinized their names when they entered the university. His name in modern Swedish would have been Thor (...

The Gelsenius yDNA Project focuses on identifying and verifying the descendants of Thorerus Caroli (c1580-1654, vicar at Gärdserum, Sweden. He came from Horn. His descendants adopted the surname GELSENIUS, and in later generations GÄRDEMAN, GELSIN and GERDEMAN. Some possible later connections include CAVAT, HYLÉN, ÖGRIM, SVANSTRÖM, and SWANSTROM.