When Barbro Olsen was born in 1767, in Gol, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Ole Arnesen, was 34 and her mother, Barbro Erichsdr, was 28. She died in 1847, at the age of 80.
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.
Possible Related Names
As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.