Birth Name: Måns Petter Albert Sahlén Zelmerlöw
Place of Birth: Lund, Scania, Sweden
Date of Birth: 13 June, 1986
Ethnicity: Swedish, one quarter Danish
Måns Zelmerlöw is a Swedish pop singer and television presenter. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. He is the son of Birgitta Sahlén (Birgitta Sigrid Maria Sahlén) and Sven-Olof Zelmerlöw. Birgitta, a professor, is from Jönköping. Måns has a son with his partner, English actress Ciara Janson.
Måns’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandfather, Bengt Svensson (24 April 1828 – 18 October 1869, Markaryd, Kronoberg).
Måns’s paternal grandfather was Börje Jonas Henning Zelmerlöw (the son of Albert Johan Zelmerlöf and Märta Linnéa Åström). Börje was born in Jönköping, Sofia fs, Jönköping County. Albert was the son of Jonas Bengtsson and Selma Zelmerlöf. Märta was the daughter of Henning Fridolf Åström and Gerda Skog.
Måns’s paternal grandmother was Kirsten Ester Maria Malé (the daughter of Einar Erik Carolus Malé and Esther Bertha Margrethe Hansen). Kirsten was a Danish emigrant, from Copenhagen. Einar was the son of Carolus Isaksen Malé and Laura Jensine Eriksen. Esther was the daughter of Jens Vilhelm Hansen and Frederikke Carla Christine Christensen.
Måns’s maternal grandfather was Sven Folke Arne Sahlén (the son of Karl Vilgott Sahlén and Ester Alfrida Persdotter, also known as Ester Alfrida Persson). Sven was born in Kyrkefalla, Västergötland. Karl was the son of Gustaf Sahlén and Anna Greta Larsdotter. Ester was the daughter of Pehr Johan Petersson, also known as Johan Per Pettersson, and of Christina Mathilda Jonasdotter, also known as Kristina Matilda Jonsdotter.
Måns’s maternal grandmother was Gunborg Anna Maria Liv (the daughter of Oscar Filip Lif, also known as Oskar Filip Liv, and of Sigfrid Kristina Fredriksson). Gunborg was born in Forserum, Jönköpings län, Sweden. Oscar was the son of Viktor Lif and Jenny Augusta Danielsson. Sigfrid was the daughter of Johannes Fredriksson and Axia Maria Lilja.
Måns’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his third great-grandmother, Kristina Johannesdotter Wärn.
Sources: Genealogy of Måns Zelmerlöw – https://www.geni.com
Måns’s paternal grandmother, Kirsten Ester Maria Malé, on the 1925 Danish census – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Måns’s paternal great-grandfather, Einar Erik Carolus Malé – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Måns’s paternal great-grandmother, Esther Bertha Margrethe Hansen – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Måns’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Jens Vilhelm Hansen – https://www.familysearch.org
Baptismal record of Måns’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Frederikke Carla Christine Christensen – https://www.familysearch.org