Halstein Knudsen

about 1703–1773 (Age 70)
Røn, Vestre Slidre, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Halstein

When Halstein Knudsen was born about 1703, in Røn, Vestre Slidre, Oppland, Norway, his father, Knud Olsen Røn, was 36 and his mother, Marte Halsteinsdatter Røn, was 34. He died in 1773, at the age of 70.

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Knud Olsen Røn
Marte Halsteinsdatter Røn
Ole Knudsen Ron
Halstein Knudsen
Lars Knudsen Røn

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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 33

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 36

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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