Iver Jensen Tørto

Brief Life History of Iver

When Iver Jensen Tørto was born on 30 May 1740, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Jens Iversen Tørto, was 36 and his mother, Kari Larsdotter Leira, was 32. He married Kari Trondsdotter Åbjør on 19 October 1761, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died in March 1797, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, at the age of 56, and was buried in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Iver Jensen Tørto
1740–1797
Kari Trondsdotter Åbjør
1743–1817
Marriage: 19 October 1761
Jens Iversen
1762–1783
Trond Iversen Tørto
1765–1812
Jens Iversen
1768–
Karie Iversdotter
1772–
Siri Iversdotter Tørto
1775–1856
Astri Iversdatter Manuum
1777–1824
Ingbor Iversdotter
1785–1785

Sources (5)

  • Iver Jensen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Iver Jensen in entry for Jens, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Iver Jensen in entry for Karie Iversen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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