Ólafur Eiriksson

1766–1843 (Age 77)
Pétursey, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland

The Life of Ólafur

When Ólafur Eiriksson was born in 1766, in Pétursey, Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Suðurland, Iceland, his father, Eirikur Jonsson, was 30 and his mother, Katrín Jónsdóttir, was 41. He married Thorbjorg Jonsdottur on 26 June 1795, in Eyvindarhólar, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 June 1843, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Ólafur Eiriksson
1766–1843
Thorbjorg Jonsdottur
1767–
Marriage: 26 June 1795
Jon Olafsson
1796–
Þórunn Ólafsdóttir
1797–
Magnus Olafsson
1798–
Katrin Olafsdottir
1799–1799
Nathanael Olafsson
1800–1803
Eirekur Olafsson
1801–
Olafur Olafsson
1803–1804
Nathanael Olafsson
1804–1860
Engilbert Olafsson
1806–
Þórbjörg Ólafsdóttir
1807–1882
Gudrun Olafsdottir
1810–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 June 1795
Eyvindarhólar, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (5)

1783

Age 17

Volcanic eruptions in occur ruining the land which led to the starvation of animals and approx 25% of the Icelandic people.
1800

Age 34

The Althing was abolished by the Danish king.
1814

Age 48

Norway enters union with Sweden. Iceland remains under Danish rule.

Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, Old Norse Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Olaf Eirikssonar in entry for Nathanael Olafsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"
  • Olaf Eirikssonar in entry for Olafur Olafsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"
  • Olaf Erekssonar in entry for Nathanael Olafsson, "Iceland, Baptisms, 1730-1905"

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