Borghild Askeland

Female31 January 1898–

Brief Life History of Borghild

When Borghild Askeland was born on 31 January 1898, her father, Tollef Andreas Andersen, was 31 and her mother, Britha Severine Larsdatter, was 24. She lived in Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway for about 2 years.

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Family Time Line

Tollef Andreas Andersen
Britha Severine Larsdatter
Betsy Askeland
Signe Sofie Tolleivsdotter
Borghild Askeland
Oskar Askeland
Sigrun Lovise Askeland
Karl Askeland
Nils Stener Askeland
Arne Askeland

Sources (4)

  • Borhild Askeland in household of T.?? A. Askeland, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Borghild, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Borghild, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (8)

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World Events (3)

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 2

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.

1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 6

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 

1940 · Norway in WW II

Age 42

German occupation of Norway from 9 April 1940 to 9 May 1945. Much damage was done to northern Norway.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Selmer, Thorval.

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the five places in western Norway named with Old Norse ask ‘ash tree’ + land ‘land, piece of land’.

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

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