Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
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.
1923 · Naming Law
Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.
German: variant spelling of Knütter, an occupational name for someone who fashioned materials by knotting or knitting, from Low German knütten ‘to tie, knot, or knit’.