Peder Olsen

1798–1847 (Age 49)
Teigland, Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway

The Life 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
Marta Persdtr
Brita Persdtr
Brita Persdotter Teigland
Guro Pedersdr
Guro Pedersdr
Ales Pedersdr

Spouse and Children

6 June 1828
Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway


    Ola Persson Teigland


    Ola Persson


    Marta Persdtr. Teigland


    Marta Persdtr


    Brita Persdtr


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 3

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 12

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

Age 14

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

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peder Olsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Peder Olsen in entry for Guro Pedersdr, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Peder Olsen in entry for Britha Pedersdr, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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