Petra Pedersen

Brief Life History of Petra

When Petra Pedersen was born on 17 April 1898, in Blæstad, Hedmark, Norway, her father, Peter Petersen, was 29 and her mother, Beate Børresdatter, was 35. She lived in Hedmark, Norway in 1898 and Vang, Hamar, Hedmark, Norway in 1900.

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Peter Petersen
Beate Børresdatter
Gunda Pedersen
Kristian Pedersen
Petra Pedersen
Johan Pedersen
Ingrid Augusta Pedersen
Sigurd Pedersen
Borghild Pedersen

Sources (7)

  • Petra Pedersen in household of Peter Pedersen, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • 1898 Birth/christening record - Parish registry: SAH, Vang prestekontor, Hedmark, H/Ha/Haa/L0019B: Parish register (official) no. 19, 1886-1900, p. 161 - Scanned archives - The National Archives of Norway
  • Petra, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

World Events (3)

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.

1904 · Åsta Holth

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 

1940 · Norway in WW II

German occupation of Norway from 9 April 1940 to 9 May 1945. Much damage was done to northern Norway.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.

English: variant of Peterson .

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

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