Bjørn Såmundsson Øyan

Maleabout 1740–about 1810

Brief Life History of Bjørn Såmundsson

When Bjørn Såmundsson Øyan was born about 1740, in Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway, his father, Saamund Aslaksson, was 34 and his mother, Rannei Jansdatter Tveit, was 33. He married Anne Gudmundsdatter Utsund on 17 November 1765, in Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died about 1810, in Øyan, Telemark, Norway, at the age of 72.

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Bjørn Såmundsson Øyan
about 1740–about 1810
Anne Gudmundsdatter Utsund
Marriage: 17 November 1765
Såmund Bjørnsen
Hega Samundsen
Gunhild Samundsen
Rannei Bjornsen
Aslaug Bjornsen
Aslak Bjornsen
Sigri Biørnsdatter Øyan

Sources (7)

  • Bjon Sommundsen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Biorn Sommundsen in entry for Gunild, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Bjon Sommundsen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1765Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (2)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

    Age 61

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    about 1810 · Vaccinations

    Age NaN

    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, John Patrick, Dermot, Liam, Paddy, Donovan, Eamon, Eamonn, Kieran, Parnell, Aileen, Brennan.

    Irish: shortened form of O'Ryan , an Anglicized form of Ó Riaghain (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of Riaghan’, a personal name probably based on the word ‘king’. Ryan is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland, though there has been considerable confusion with Regan .

    Irish: shortened from Mulryan (Ó Maoilriaghain).

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

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