When Ole Torkelsen was born about 1759, in Øvre Mosby, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Torkild Salvesen Kallebrodet, was 36 and his mother, Signe Andersdatter, was 31. He married Asgjierd Jensdratter on 22 June 1785, in Oddernes, Vest-Agder, Norway. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Hjalmer, Selmer.
Americanized form of Norwegian Torkelsen or its rare variant Torkellsen: patronymic from the personal name Torkel(l), a form of Old Norse Thorketill, composed of the name of the god Thórr (see Thor ) + ketill ‘sacrificial cauldron, helmet’. Compare Thorkelson .
Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Torkelsson, rare Swedish cognate of 1 above.
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