Maria Amundsen

8 November 1805–
Aker, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Maria

When Maria Amundsen was born on 8 November 1805, in Aker, Akershus, Norway, her father, Amund Gulbrandsen, was 30 and her mother, Marie Pedersen Bergendal, was 29. She married John Fredriksen Bjorge in 1824, in Aker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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John Fredriksen Bjorge
Maria Amundsen
Marriage: 1824
Marthe Cathrine Johnsdatter

Spouse and Children

Aker, Akershus, Norway


Parents and Siblings



    Maren Kirstine Amundsen


    Amund Amundsen


    Anne Johanne




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1810 · Vaccinations

Age 5

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
1810 · Ole Bull

Age 5

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 38

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from a Nordic personal name o̧gmundr, composed of the elements agi ‘awe’ (or possibly ag ‘point of a sword’) + mund ‘protection’. Compare Hammond .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Amundsdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Marie Amundsdatter in entry for Marthe Chathrine Johnsdatter, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Marie Amundsdr in entry for Marthe Cathrine Johnsdatter, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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