Erik Knudsen

Maleabout 1645–

Brief Life History of Erik

When Erik Knudsen was born about 1645, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Knud Jorgensen, was 32 and his mother, Mrs Knud Jorgensen, was 29. 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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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1686Rollag, Buskerud, Norway
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (1)

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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