Jens Persen was born about 1629, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway as the son of Pers. He married Sigrid Knudsdatter about 1676, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.
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The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.
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.
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.
French and English (of French Huguenot origin): variant of Perrin .
Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.
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