Halvor Evensen

Brief Life History of Halvor

When Halvor Evensen was born in 1699, in Bø, Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway, his father, Eivind Andressen Echen, was 19 and his mother, Mari Eriksdatter Roteberget, was 21. He married Mette Halvorsen about 1724, in Telemark, Norway. He died in 1738, in his hometown, at the age of 39.

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Halvor Evensen
Mette Halvorsen
Marriage: about 1724

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    World Events (2)

    1700 · Norwegian calendar change

    1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Per.

    Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Even, from Old Norse Eyvindr, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘happiness, gift’ + vindr ‘winner’. Compare Evanson 2 and Evenson 1.

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

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