Steffen Magneson


Brief Life History of Steffen

When Steffen Magneson was born in 1734, in Hatland, Stord, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Magne Steffensen, was 27 and his mother, Åsa Larsdatter, was 43. He married Sigrid Johannesdatter on 24 June 1761, in Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1805, at the age of 71.

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Steffen Magneson
Sigrid Johannesdatter
Marriage: 24 June 1761
Magne Steffensen
Johannes Steffensen
Aase Steffensdatter Brakvatn
Mons Steffensen
Kari Steffensdatter
Ole Steffensen
Kari Steffensdatter

Sources (9)

  • Stephan Magnesen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Stephan Hatland in entry for Kari Steffensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Stephan Hatland in entry for Kari Steffensen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 June 1761Osterøy, Hordaland, Norway
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Helmer, Sven, Kerstin, Alf, Anders, Hilma, Knut, Monrad, Thor.

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Magnusson .

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Magnussen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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