Ole Hansen

Maleabout 1731–about 1792

Brief Life History of Ole

When Ole Hansen was born about 1731, in Neskollen, Nes, Akershus, Norway, his father, Hans Wogstad Olsen, was 41 and his mother, Giertrud Hansdatter, was 36. He married Mari Hansdatter on 28 October 1756. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died about 1792, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Ole Hansen
Mari Hansdatter
Marriage: 28 October 1756
Hans Olsen
Anders Olsen
Marta Olesdatter
Nils Olsen Holterdalen
Ole Olsen
Berte Olsen
Christen Olsen
Hans Olsen
Olea Olsen
Guri Olsen
Hans Olsen
Kari Olesdatter

Sources (8)

  • Ole Hansen in entry for Kari Olesdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Hansen in entry for Marta Olesdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Ole Hansen in entry for Niels Olesen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 October 1756
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (2)

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 5

    Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.

    1739 · Universal schooling

    Age 8

    First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.

    Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.

    Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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