Syver Pedersen

27 July 1735–
Gren, Krødsherad, Buskerud, Norway

The Life 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

14 April 1771
Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+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

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Syver Pedersen in entry for Peder Sivertsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Sigdal og Eggedal Gard og Slekt II, by Andreas Morch, 1954, Drammen, Norway
  • Siver Pedersen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

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