When Gertrud Olsen was born in 1680, in Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway, her father, Ole, was 26 and her mother, Mrs. Ole, was 22. She married Aanen Vroldsen in 1698, in Kvås, Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 17 October 1740, in her hometown, at the age of 60.
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.
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