Jón Ólafsson

Male10 August 1799–20 July 1825

Brief Life History of Jón

When Jón Ólafsson was born on 10 August 1799, in Leirá, Borgarfjarðarsýsla, Western, Iceland, his father, Ólafur Magnússon, was 31 and his mother, Steinunn Nikulásdóttir, was 35. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir. He died on 20 July 1825, in Iceland, at the age of 25, and was buried in Vestmannaeyjabær, Southern, Iceland.

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Family Time Line

Jón Ólafsson
Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir
Þórunn Jónsdóttir
Nicolas Jónsson
Guðrún Jónsdóttir

Sources (6)

  • Jon Olafsson, "Iceland, Marriages, 1770-1920"
  • Jon Olafsson in entry for Thorun, "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905"
  • Jon Olafsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"

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World Events (2)


Age 1

The Althing was abolished by the Danish king.


Age 15

Norway enters union with Sweden. Iceland remains under Danish rule.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels.

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Olafsen or of its very rare Swedish cognate Olafsson.

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

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