Anne Jensdatter Hals

about 1672–

The Life of Anne Jensdatter

When Anne Jensdatter Hals was born about 1672, in Sweden, her father, Jens Andersen Hals, was 38 and her mother, Miss Pedersdatter, was 34.

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Jens Andersen Hals
Miss Pedersdatter
Lars Jensen Hals
Niels Jensen Hals
Hans Jensen Hals
Anne Jensdatter Hals
Hans Jensen Hals
Sofie Amalia Jensdatter Hals
Karen Jensdatter HALS

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+2 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 13

King Charles II barred Jews from settling in Stockholm.

Age 26

King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.
1700 · The Great Northern War

Age 28

By 1658, Sweden had become a great power in northern Europe. The Great Northern War from 1700 through 1721 resulted in the loss of land amassed by Sweden in areas such as Germany, Norway, and Denmark. Nearly 200,000 Swedes lost their lives due to the war while Sweden lost much of its dominance in the Baltic Region.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English hals ‘neck’ (Old English h(e)als). This was a nickname for a man with a long neck or for a conspicuous sufferer from goiter (a common affliction in medieval times).2 English (Devon): topographic name denoting someone living on a neck of land (from Middle English atte halse ‘at the neck’), or a habitational name from either of two places in Devon and Somerset named Halse, from this word. To a lesser extent Halse in Northamptonshire, named from Old English hals + hōh ‘ridge’, may also have contributed to the surname.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads in the county of Møre og Romsdal. The farmsteads are so named from the Old Norse dative singular of hals ‘neck’, referring to a neck of land, or a ridge between two valleys.

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

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