Af Hällström

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af Hällström is a Finnish noble family.[1][2] Its origins are in Helsingborg in Scania (then in Denmark, now in Sweden) in the 16th century. In 1724, Petter Hällström moved to Finland (then a part of Sweden), where he became the ancestor of a large family.

His grandson Gustaf Gabriel Hällström (1775–1844) was a Lutheran pastor, a physicist and rector of what is now the University of Helsinki. In 1830, his sons were ennobled for their father's accomplishments with the name af Hällström by the Grand Duke of Finland (and Tsar of Russia) Alexander II.

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  1. ^ "Etusivu". Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link] (in Finnish)

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