In English

Welcome to the homepage of the Kolehmainen family society!

Our family society was founded on June 13th, 2015 at Juhanala manor in Joroinen. The founding event had 105 participants from different stems.

Society gathers together all the descendants of the family with names Kolehmainen, Kananen, Kovalainen, Könönen, Markkanen, Teivainen and other names.

The background of the name Kolehmainen is still a bit mystery but nevertheless it is one of the major families in the Savonian area. It is also a starting point for several other family lineages with other names. In Finland the written archives start from 1541. Widely done DNA research among the society confirms the connection between the stems and lead us to find our common progenitor from the 14th century.