When Ole Bjørnsen was born in 1727, in Kvås, Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Bjørn Knudsen, was 43 and his mother, Adlu Olsdatter Brådland, was 33. He married Anna Torkildsdatter on 13 June 1745, in Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1749, at the age of 22.
from an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements anu ‘ancestor’ + leifr ‘heir, descendant’. St Olaf , King of Norway ( 995–1030 ), aided the spread of Christianity in his kingdom. The name was introduced to Britain before the Norman Conquest, but modern use as a given name in the English-speaking world originated in America, where it was taken by recent Scandinavian immigrants.
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