Guðrún Þorsteinsdottir

Brief Life History of Guðrún

When Guðrún Þorsteinsdottir was born about 1254, in Stórólfshvoll, Rangárvallasýsla, Southern, Iceland, her father, Þorsteinn Halldórsson, was 21 and her mother, Ingigerður Filippusdóttir, was 33. She married Kolbeinn Bjarnason in 1284. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died after 1326.

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Family Time Line

Kolbeinn Bjarnason
1250–1309
Guðrún Þorsteinsdottir
1254–1326
Marriage: 1284
Þórður KOLBEINSSON
1285–1331
Benedikt Kolbeinsson
1287–1379
Thorsteinn Kolbeinsson
1289–
Ragnhildur Kolbeinsdottir
1291–
Jon Kolbeinsson
1293–
Hallur Kolbeinsson
1295–1350

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Gudrun Thorsteinsdottir - birth-name: Guðrún Þorsteinsson

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1262

After a long and bloody conflict between the various families and clans, Icelanders recognize the King of Norway as their monarch.

Name Meaning

from an Old Norse female personal name composed of guð ‘god’ + rūn ‘secret lore’. In Norse legend this was the name borne by the heroine of the Volsungasaga, sister of Gunnar and wife of Sigurd, whose destruction she brought about. The name was revived in the second part of the 19th century, and is now also used in Germany and occasionally in the English-speaking world, possibly under the influence of the character Gutrune in Wagner's Götterdämmerung or Gudrun Brangwen, one of the central characters in D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love ( 1920 ), which was made into a film in 1969 .

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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