Jórun Ólafsdóttir

Brief Life History of Jórun

When Jórun Ólafsdóttir was born on 15 March 1804, in Hvammur, Rangárvallasýsla, Southern, Iceland, her father, Ólafur Tómasson, was 44 and her mother, Ólöf Sveinsdóttir, was 42. She married Eyjólfur Ketilsson on 21 July 1825, in Holt, Rangárvallasýsla, Southern, Iceland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 27 January 1892, in Núpur, Rangárvallasýsla, Southern, Iceland, at the age of 87, and was buried in Holt, Rangárvallasýsla, Southern, Iceland.

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Family Time Line

Eyjólfur Ketilsson
Jórun Ólafsdóttir
Marriage: 21 July 1825
Ketill Ejólfsson
Ólafur Eyjólfsson
Þórleifur Eyjólfsson
Sigurður Eyjólfsson
Olöf Eyjólfsdóttir elder
Olöf Eyjólfsdóttir younger

Sources (12)

  • Jorun Olafsdr, "Iceland, Marriages, 1770-1920"
  • Jorun Olafsdr in entry for Ketill Eyolfsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"
  • Jorun Olafsdr, "Iceland, Marriages, 1770-1920"

World Events (3)


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


A new constitution is given to Iceland by the Danish King Christian IX.


In Iceland a nationalist movement re-established the Althing.

Name Meaning

Variant of Örjan also Jörn.

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

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