Jacob Simonsen

Maleabout 1725–

Brief Life History of Jacob

Jacob Simonsen was born about 1725, in Sem, Vestfold, Norway.

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Jacob Simonsen
1725–
Inger Larsdatter
1729–

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    World Events (3)

    1736 · Confirmation & education

    Age 11

    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 14

    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 76

    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Sven, Nils, Bent, Bente, Egil, Einer, Erlend, Eyvind, Hedvig, Helmer, Knud.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Simon .

    Americanized form of Norwegian Simensen , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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