Lispet Olsen

Solør, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Lispet

When Lispet Olsen was born in 1764, in Solør, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Ole Amundsen, was 36 and her mother, Berte Mikelsdatter, was 34.

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Ole Amundsen
Berte Mikelsdatter
Kari Olsdatter
Lispet Olsen
Lisbet Olsen
Anne Olsdatter
Amund Olsen
Martha Olsdatter

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World Events (6)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 37

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 46

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
1825 · Sloopers

Age 61

First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

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)

  • Lispet Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Lispet Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Norway, Select Baptisms, 1634-1927

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