John Olsen

1605–15 March 1673 (Age 68)
Akershus, Norway

The Life of John

John Olsen was born in 1605, in Akershus, Norway. He married Joen Olsen in 1644, in Asker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 15 March 1673, at the age of 68.

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John Olsen
1605–1673
Joen Olsen
1617–
Marriage: 1644
Peder Joensen Fusdal
1637–1691
Olluf Jonsen
1640–1712

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1644
Asker, Akershus, Norway
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(2)

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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