Front page (home) A part of the site "Släkten Qvarfordt 1580-2010" in english.

This site is under construction.
Please be patient and visit us again. Meanwhile you can link to
to get genealogical information about our familytree in Sweden from 1580 to 2009. You will also find a biography for some members of the family. Just click "personregister INDEX" to search for a person in our familtree. Our site can often provide you with much more information than most commercial genealogical sites.
You can use the information for your personal genealogical research but it is not allowed to copy information into a commercial site. Nor is it allowed to publish any information about now living individuals without their outspoken permission in each and every case.
This site is not ready . We will update it  as soon as we can.  We try different ways to do it. It will probably take a while so please bee patient with us. You can of course e-mail us. Use the links to the right on this page
Qvarfordt family coat of arms above. Copyright Hans Qvarfordt, Eskilstuna (Sweden). Registred at Swedish Heraldry Society. Published at this site by appointment from Hans Qvarfordt.

 Genealogy and the Qvarfordt blacksmith family in Sweden.
The first time the name Qvarfordt  was found   
on records in Sweden, as we know today, was
in 1627 in the small provincial town of Finspång
in Östergötland. This persons name was Anders
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Anders Qvarfordt was employed by count Louise de Geer.  He was  at that time the richest person in the Kingdom of Sweden. His assignment was ..."to lodge and feed the count de Geers Vallon blacksmiths" that arrived to Sweden to work at the counts iron mills and factories. Most of the production was for the Swedish Army. During the17th and 18th century Sweden was at war with Russia, Poland, Denmark, Austria and parts of what today is Germany. Anders Qvarfordt who lived in Finspång was married around 1625 and becomed the father to nine children, six boys and three daughters. But we have no records from his wife. His children has however been much better documented. His son Christian Andersson Qvarfordt (1630?-1694) as one example becomed a very well respected master hammersmith and one of the most wealthy in the province. You can read more about this if you link to and use the INDEX to find him. 
There are indications for and told in the family that two brothers, Anders and Michael (Mikkel) from the small town of Querfurth in Sachsen-Anhalt (now a province in Germany) arrived in Norway to work as melters in the newly opend iron mill Baerums Verk in 1610. To be a melter with responsibillity for the iron core was a skilled profession so Anders and the 12 year younger brother was probably born between 1570 and 1585. It´s very unlike that Anders in Finspång who is belived to be born around 1600 can be the same person as Anders in Norway. But he can well be a son of one of the two brothers. In a book "Baerums Verk og historie" publ.1953 in Oslo by Yngvar Hauge are the two brothers named as melters when the iron mill was opend. (ref Oslo City Library/ Deichmanske-bibliotek.)
 New information from Deichmannske bibliotek (library) in May 2009 present a list of hammersmiths, melters (rennere) and workers at an iron mill west of Oslo in Vestre Baernum.                 Morten Querfordt as forrennere (new name), Anders Querfordt as hochrennere and Michel Querfordt as nachrennere. (N.B. our family name has been spelled in more than twenty different ways during the last five centuries)
At the same place and time worked Jeppe Johansen and Kasper Kobmand as hammersmeder, Peder Oxe as forrennere, Daniel Stockhuusen as hochrennere, Anders Sievert as nachrennere and Mikkel Roffner and young Per Oxe as plukkere og kuldragere.
This list of workers was created between Dec 9 1610 and Jan 5 1611.
This information is directly quoted from the book Baerum-En bygds historie.  +r  948.22 Baerum/2 Utg. ved en komité 1920-1924 (Kra) Sandviken (Norway)
(N.B. at this time Norway was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark and administrated from Copenhagen until 1814. So if you are searching for information before 1814 you will probably find most of it in danish records). CLICK on the map above to see the political borders in Europe 1648. From 1814 until 1905,  Norway was linked to The Kingdom of Sweden in a union.

Finland and a part of the Baltic states and northen part of Germany was a member of the Kingdom of Sweden from 1648 to 1809 and administraded from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Sweden also had two colonies (islands) in the Caribbbean Sea. And also some protectorate in Germany and Austria.
You might also find more information about immigration to Norway during this time at the following link
and to the local library Baerums bibliotek at

An old soldiers or skilled blacksmiths croft in the province of Östergötland. Retired soldiers or skilled blacksmiths who did work for the crown for a long time could get a croft like this. The picturers are taken in the south west part of the province 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the medieval town of Vadstena. This croft was purchased by Karl Gustav Qvarfordts daughter Åsa Qvarfordt Arkö a few years ago (2010). Qvarfordt Family have well documented roths in this province. Our ancester Anders Qvarfordt arrived in the year 1627 to work for count Louis de Geer. (See above). This croft is now renovated/restored.           


Det gamla soldat torpet i Väversunda. Min dotter Åsa Qvarfordt Arkös underbara sommarhus i naturskön omgivning.     

This is the old croft Åsa Qvarfordt Arkö purchased in 2010. 


Ingången till torpet



Utsikt från sovrum mot annexet           

Den gamla vedspisen i köket har sparats. Men det finns även elektrisk spis.       På baksidan finns körsbärsträd


Karl Gustav Qvarfordt is the constructor of this site. His hobbies are genealogy, photography, to travel and opera and his family naturally. He has got a large family and he is proud of it. If you want to know more about him, click on the link to the left. Google can translate the information.
Link to web encyclopedia.

 He is a retired marketing economist but was elected as a Lay Judge at the District Court of Stockholm (Sweden) in 2002 and for a new period in 2006 and 2010. From 2011 he was Lay Judge at the District Court of Attunda (incl. 10 counties north of Stockholm).
                                          He lives with Majlis in a suburban area to Stockholm and is an active                                              
                                          member of a mayor political party in Sweden and have four children
                                          and six grandchildren.                  
                                                                                                                                         Photo: KarlGustav Qvarfordt in the 
background the tower of the City Hall of Stockholm
Björn Qvarfordt (son of Karl Gustav) is much more experienced than his father is to solve technical problems at the computor and create homesites. Without his assistance this site will not be ready befor the next decade.
Björn is a professional photographer working for a large swedish 
company and travels around the world in his job. You can see some of his works if you link to him.You will probably be suprised when you see   the world as he sees it. 
Photo: Björn Qvarfordt. Link to  if you have any question. You can also visit his test site to see a collage of his pictures from different places in the world.
 Some facts about Sweden today
 Independent constitutional monarchy since the 13th century.
450.000 square kilometers  (174.000 square miles)
Population 9.500.000 (2012)
Population density 21 per square kilometer  (53 per square miles)
Member of the European Union since 1995

GNI, $53.230 per capita ranking Sweden 3rd in European Union after Luxenbourg and Denmark (2011) and 11 in the world after Monaco, Liechtenstein, Bermuda, Norway, Switzerland,  Quatar, Channel Islands and Isle of Man (2009).
Money: Krona(crown)/kronor (plural)  SEK 100 = £9.38, $15.02, €11.62  (dec 2012)                                                     
Distance from north to south 1600 kilometers (1000 miles).

Time - European Central Time (GMT + 1) Daylight saving time from the last sunday of march to the last sunday of october GMT + 2.

     Click on this RSS symbol to open a page "SWEDEN FACTS"  or google for it on your computor. This is the official site for Sweden..

Incom per capita and annum in Sweden 2007 and and development of GRP 1996 to 2006 in%.


Royal coat of arms and Swedish Flag

Swedish Empire 1560 - 1815. Norway was in a union with Sweden from 1814 to 1905.



New Sweden, Delaware, USA  1638 - 1655.

Saint Barthélemy Island and Guadelupe Island in the Caribbean Sea was Swedish
colonies for a time. The capital (city) is today still named after the Swedish King
Gustav III  (1746 - 1792)

Underordnade sidor (2): [Namnlös] Family photo gallery
Swedish overseas colonies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.htm
Karl Gustav Qvarfordt,
20 jan. 2013 01:20