Tora Hansdatter Skjerdal

11 November 1798–1856 (Age 57)
Skjerdal, Aurland, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life Summary of Tora Hansdatter

When Tora Hansdatter Skjerdal was born on 11 November 1798, in Skjerdal, Aurland, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, her father, Hans Olsen, was 28 and her mother, Ragnhild Johnsdatter Hylland, was 21. She had at least 6 sons and 4 daughters with Nils Olsen Vinjum. She died in 1856, in Norway, at the age of 58.

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Nils Olsen Vinjum
Tora Hansdatter Skjerdal
Ole Nilsen Vinjum
Hans Nilsen Vinjum
Kari Nilsdatter Vinjum
Ingeborg Nilsdatter Vinjum
Knut Nilsen Vinjum
Guri Nilsdatter Vinjum
Nils Nilsen Vinjum
Ragnhild Nilsdatter Vinjum
Erik Nilsen Vinjum
Kristen Nilsen Vinjum

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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
1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)
Age 16
Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

Name Meaning

19th-century coinage, representing a short form of Isidora , Theodora , Dorothy , and any other name containing the Greek word dōron ‘gift’. Wordsworth's daughter ( 1804–47 ), christened Dorothy , was always known in adult life as Dora . The name's popularity was enhanced by the character of Dora Spenlow in Dickens's novel David Copperfield ( 1850 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (6)

  • Thora Hansdr in entry for Hans Nilsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Thora Hansdr in entry for Ingebor Nilsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Thora Hansdr in entry for Knud Nilsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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