When Barbro Torjusdotter Bjelland was born in 1762, her father, Torjus Persson, was 33 and her mother, Brita Sjursdotter, was 29. She married Johannes Olsson Vika in 1790, in Skånevik, Skånevik, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died about 1852, at the age of 91.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Carsten, Lars, Ove.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of 24 farms in southwest Norway, named with a word for ‘round hill’ + land ‘(piece of) land, farmstead’.
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