Syver Pedersen

27 July 1735–
Gren, Krødsherad, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary of Syver

When Syver Pedersen was born on 27 July 1735, in Gren, Krødsherad, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Peder Torgeirsen-Gren, was 53 and his mother, Synnove Olsen, was 44. He married Gunild Andersdatter on 14 April 1771, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Syver Pedersen
Gunild Andersdatter
Marriage: 14 April 1771
Eivind Sjursen
Anders Sjursen
Sonnov Sjursen
Peder Syversen
Anne Syversen
Anders Syversen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 April 1771Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1736 · Confirmation & education
    Age 1
    Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
    1739 · Universal schooling
    Age 4
    First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.
    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census
    Age 66
    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.English: variant of Peterson .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (5)

    • Syver Pedersen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
    • Syver Pedersen in entry for Even, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
    • Syver Pedersen in entry for Peder Sivertsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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