When Sjul Ennersen Hotvedt was born in December 1759, in Sandsvær, Akershus, Norway, his father, Ener Anundsen, was 30 and his mother, Karen Sjuelsdatter Bøe, was 30. He married Rønnaug Nilsdatter on 31 January 1784, in Efteløt, Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 22 August 1825, in Sandsvaer, Buskerud, Norway, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sandsvaer, Buskerud, Norway.
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named, a compound of Old Norse hár ‘high’ and thveit ‘small field on a hillside’, denoting a high-lying farm.
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