Anna Samsonsdatter Sundal

Brief Life History of Anna Samsonsdatter

When Anna Samsonsdatter Sundal was born in 1728, in Sunndal, Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Samson Gotskalksen Sundal, was 25 and her mother, Margete Jensdatter Årsand, was 30. She married Olav Kjetilsen Braatun on 17 April 1746, in Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1808, in Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway, at the age of 80.

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Olav Kjetilsen Braatun
Anna Samsonsdatter Sundal
Marriage: 17 April 1746
Kristi Olsdatter Braatun
Margrete Olsdatter Braatun
Kjetil Olsen Braatun
Margrete Olavsdatter Bråtun
Guro Olsdatter Braatun
Kjetil Olsen Braatun
Anna Olavsdtr. Bråtun
Boel Olsdatter Braatun

Sources (10)

  • Braatun, Enes in 1801 census for 1224P Kvinnherad
  • Ane Samsonsdr, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Anna Samsonsdr in entry for Boel_, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

World Events (3)

1736 · Confirmation & education

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.

1739 · Universal schooling

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

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

Name Meaning

Indian: from a personal name from Sanskrit sundara ‘beautiful’.

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

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