Thomas Samuelsen

Eggøya, Stord, Hordaland, Norway

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Samuelsen was born in 1785, in Eggøya, Stord, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Samuel Samuelsen, was 32 and his mother, Anna Olsdatter, was 23. He married Anna Jochumsdatter on 15 September 1816, in Fitjar Kirke, Stord, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Fitjar, Hordaland, Norway in 1786.

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Thomas Samuelsen
Anna Jochumsdatter
Marriage: 15 September 1816
Samuel Tomassen
Udna Tomasdatter
Anna Thomasdatter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1816Fitjar Kirke, Stord, Hordaland, Norway
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census
    Age 16
    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
    1810 · Vaccinations
    Age 25
    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
    1825 · Sloopers
    Age 40
    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 212;2007: 330; 2010: 422)Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Sig, Thor. German Gunter.Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Samuel .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Thomas Samuelsen in entry for Ole Gullevsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
    • Tomas Samuelsen in entry for Samuel Tomassen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
    • Thomas Samuelsen in entry for Anna Thomasdatter, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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