Knud Olsen

Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Knud

When Knud Olsen was born in 1740, in Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, his father, Ole Andersen Nordåker, was 57 and his mother, Inger Haraldsdatter Haugsrud, was 40. He married Siri Olsdatter on 3 July 1765, in Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Knud Olsen
Siri Olsdatter
Marriage: 3 July 1765
Knud Knudsen

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3 July 1765
Aurdal, Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway


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World Events (4)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 61

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 70

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
1832 · Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Age 92

"Birth year of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote the lyrics to the Norwegian national anthem ""Ja, vi elsker."""

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Knud Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Knud Olsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

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