Anna Samsonsdatter Sundal

1728–1808 (Age 80)
Sunndal, Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway

The Life 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 Aarsand, 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 Olsdatter Braatun
Guro Olsdatter Braatun
Kjetil Olsen Braatun
Anna Olsdatter Braatun
Boel Olsdatter Braatun

Spouse and Children

17 April 1746
Kvinnherad, Hordaland, Norway


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World Events (3)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 8

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

Age 11

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

Age 73

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

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements sund ‘strait’, ‘sound’ + dahl, an ornamental spelling of dal ‘valley’.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, most of them named with sunn ‘south’ + dal ‘valley’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Anna Samsonsdr in entry for Boel_, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Anna Samsonsdr in entry for Kittel Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Anna Samsonsdr in entry for Margrete Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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