Halstein Knudsen

Brief Life History of Halstein

When Halstein Knudsen was born in 1703, in Røn, Vestre Slidre, Oppland, Norway, his father, Knud Olsen Røn, was 36 and his mother, Marte Halsteinsdatter Røn, was 35. He died in 1773, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Knud Olsen Røn
1667–1717
Marte Halsteinsdatter Røn
1669–
Ole Knudsen Ron
1700–1765
Halstein Knudsen
1703–1773
Lars Knudsen Røn
1709–1755
Marit Knudsdatter Roen
1713–

Sources (1)

  • Probate Summary for Knud Olsen Roen

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

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

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

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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