Magdala Tomasdatter


Brief Life History of Magdala

When Magdala Tomasdatter was born in 1728, in Tysseland, Samnanger, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Tomas Pedersson Tysseland, was 44 and her mother, Ågota Andersdatter, was 44. She married Johannes Jonsen in 1753. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Johannes Jonsen
Magdala Tomasdatter
Marriage: 1753
Jon Johansen
Olav Johannesson Lid

Sources (2)

  • Magdela Thomesdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Magdela Thomesdr in entry for Jon Johansen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 8

    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 11

    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.

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 73

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Italian Salvatore, Carmela, Filippo, Gaspare, Girolamo, Mario, Marta.

    Italian (Sicily; Mandalà):

    occupational name for a seller of scarves, from Greek mandilas, from mandilion ‘scarf, handkerchief’, from Latin mantele, mantilium.

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

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