Bergit Torsdatter

1685–1718 (Age 33)
Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway

The Life Summary of Bergit

When Bergit Torsdatter was born in 1685, in Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway, her father, Tor Steinarsen Nordgarden, was 20 and her mother, Aslaug Halvorsdatter Borgja, was 22. She married Torbjorn Torsen in 1708, in Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1718, at the age of 33.

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Torbjorn Torsen
Bergit Torsdatter
Marriage: 1708
Kitel Torbjornsen
Birgit Torbjornsdatter

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World Events (2)

1685 · Norway Church
Age 0
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 15
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.

Name Meaning

Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

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

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