Samuel Olsen

22 November 1817–10 April 1872 (Age 54)
Myklebostad, Ore, More og Romsdal, Norway

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Olsen was born on 22 November 1817 as the son of Ole Knudsen and Bridt Samuels Dr. He married Stina Maria Nielsdatter on 11 February 1844. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 April 1872, at the age of 54.

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Samuel Olsen
Stina Maria Nielsdatter
Marriage: 11 February 1844
Ole Olaus Samuelsen
Randi Marie Samuelsen Myklebostad
Niels Samuelsen Myklebostad

Spouse and Children

11 February 1844
Ore, More og Romsdal, Norway


Parents and Siblings

    Ole Knudsen


    Bridt Samuels Dr




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)

  • Samuel Olsen in entry for Johannes Larssen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Samuel Olsen in entry for Niels Samuelsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Samuel Olsen in entry for Ole Olaus Samuelsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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