Peder Olsen

Brief Life History of Peder

When Peder Olsen was born in 1798, in Teigland, Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Ola Pedersen Teigland, was 25 and his mother, Marita Torgeirsdatter, was 24. He married Marta Sjursdotter Bjelland on 6 June 1828, in Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He died in 1847, at the age of 49.

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Peder Olsen
Marta Sjursdotter Bjelland
Marriage: 6 June 1828
Ola Persson Teigland
Ola Persson
Marta Persdtr. Teigland
Brita Persdtr
Marta Pedersdr
Brita Persdotter Teigland
Guro Pedersdr
Guro Pedersdr
Ales Pedersdr

Sources (13)

  • Peder Olsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Peder Olsen in entry for Martha Pedersdatter Tegland, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Peder Olsen in entry for Niels Sjursen Tegland, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

1810 · Vaccinations

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33

1812 · Record-keeping

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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