Morgongåva

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Morgongåva
Morgongåva is located in Uppsala
Morgongåva
Morgongåva
Morgongåva is located in Sweden
Morgongåva
Morgongåva
Coordinates: 59°56′N 16°57′E / 59.933°N 16.950°E / 59.933; 16.950Coordinates: 59°56′N 16°57′E / 59.933°N 16.950°E / 59.933; 16.950
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Uppsala County
Municipality Heby Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.59 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,409
 • Density 886/km2 (2,290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Morgongåva is a locality situated in Heby Municipality, Uppsala County, Sweden with 1,409 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Town name[edit]

The town name is the same as that of the oldest known name for a cottage (est. 1667) in the area. The cottage's name also contains the word "Morgongåva" (Translated: "Wedding gift" or "Morning gift"). The reason why the cottage was called so is not entirely clear, but according to some, the name choice came about due to a love triangle. During the 17th century, the Patron of Molnebo, just outside Morgongåva, had an affair with one of his maids. She became pregnant and the Patron was afraid that his wife would find out about the relationship. He "bought" one of his farmhands who would provide for the maid and her future child. Once the maid servant and the farmhand were married, they received a cottage as a wedding gift, or a "morning gift", hence the name. Quote from Heby Municipality: "Morgongåva is the extension of the name of a recent two-croft called so. The origin of the name is claimed to be a bride gift from a lord of the manor to one of his maids. "

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.