Ola Amundsen

1734–1809 (Age 75)
Nes, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Ola

When Ola Amundsen was born in 1734, in Nes, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Amund Olsen Toen, was 39 and his mother, Liv Hermunsdatter, was 33. He married Anna Knudsdr about 1760, in Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died in 1809, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Ola Amundsen
1734–1809
Anna Knudsdr
1736–1816
Marriage: about 1760
Liv Olsdatter
1760–1843
Knud Olsen
1762–1798
Amund Olsen
1766–
Birgit Olsdatter
1767–
Amun Olsen
1770–
Astri Olsdr
1773–
Helge Olsdatter Løviken
1775–
Helge Olsen
1775–
Gunnild Olsdatter Lauvviken
1778–1843
Anne Olsdr
1780–
Barbro Olsdr
1784–1784

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1760
Buskerud, Norway
children

(11)

    Liv Olsdatter

    Female1760–1843Female

    Knud Olsen

    Male1762–1798Male

    Amund Olsen

    Male1766–Male

    Birgit Olsdatter

    Female1767–Female

    Amun Olsen

    Male1770–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (3)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 2

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 5

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 67

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Ole Amundsen in entry for Knud Olesen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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