When Ole Sørensen was born on 22 August 1842, in Undløse, Merløse, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Søren Pedersen, was 44 and his mother, Ane Margrethe Jensen, was 40. He died in 1866, at the age of 24.
from an Old Norse personal name composed of the elements anu ‘ancestor’ + leifr ‘heir, descendant’. St Olaf , King of Norway ( 995–1030 ), aided the spread of Christianity in his kingdom. The name was introduced to Britain before the Norman Conquest, but modern use as a given name in the English-speaking world originated in America, where it was taken by recent Scandinavian immigrants.
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