Erik Knudsen

about 1645–
Rollag, Buskerud, Norway

The Life Summary of Erik

When Erik Knudsen was born about 1645, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Knud Jorgensen, was 30 and his mother, Mrs Knud Jorgensen, was 27. He married Barbro Kittilsdatter about 1686, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Erik Knudsen
Barbro Kittilsdatter
Marriage: about 1686
Torkel Eriksson Lien

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World Events (4)

1685 · Norway Church
Age 40
The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.
1700 · Norwegian calendar change
Age 55
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
Age 91
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

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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