Patronymic naming system sweden when ended?

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  • Sweden ended the use of the patronymic naming system in 1901, Finland in 1921, and Norway in 1923. Iceland still uses patronymic names. Patronymic surnames are based on the father's first name. The last name changed with each generation.

The most common surnames in Sweden are originally patronymic. Family names ending with the suffix "sson" are the most common names in Sweden. In 1901, the Names Adoption Act was passed, which abolished the patronymic practice. From 1901, everyone had to have a family name that was passed down to the next generation.

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