Kornelius Olson Norheim

Brief Life History of Kornelius Olson

When Kornelius Olson Norheim was born in 1684, in Sjernarøyane, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Ola Knutsen Atletveit, was 26 and his mother, Eli Korneliusdtr Eik, was 24.

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Ola Knutsen Atletveit
Eli Korneliusdtr Eik
Kornelius Olson Norheim
Eli Olsdtr Norheim
Anna Olsdtr Norheim

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  • see FINNOY KOMMUNE, Gard & Aett, 2006, Volume IV, p. 286

World Events (3)

1685 · Norway Church

The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.

1700 · Norwegian calendar change

1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.

1736 · Confirmation & education

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Nels, Oddvar.

Norwegian: either a variant of Nordheim or from a farm name composed of Old Norse nór ‘narrows’ (see Nohr 1) + heimr ‘homestead, farmstead’.

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

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