Vigdís Filippusdóttir

Female1744–25 January 1785

Brief Life History of Vigdís

When Vigdís Filippusdóttir was born in 1744, in Hjálmholt, Árnessýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, her father, Filippus Rögnvaldsson, was 43 and her mother, Anna Brandsdóttir, was 40. She married Þórkell Andrésson about 1774. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 January 1785, in Hraungerði, Árnessýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Þórkell Andrésson
Vigdís Filippusdóttir
Marriage: about 1774
Filippus Þórkelsson
Þuríður Þórkelsdóttir
Anna Þórkelsdóttir
Filippus Þorkelsson
Geirlaug Þórkelsdóttir

Sources (10)

  • Vigdysar Philippusdr in entry for Geirlaug Thorkelsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"
  • Vigdysar Philippusdr in entry for Philippus Thorkelsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"
  • Vigdysar Philippusdr in entry for Anna Thorkelsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1774
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (1)


    Age 39

    Volcanic eruptions in occur ruining the land which led to the starvation of animals and approx 25% of the Icelandic people.

    Name Meaning

    Mainly Norwegian: from an Old Norse personal name from víg ‘war’ + dís ‘goddess’.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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