Christen Jorgensen

1800–6 November 1881 (Age 81)
Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

The Life Summary of Christen

Christen Jorgensen was born in 1800, in Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway as the son of Jorgen Torchildsen and Inga Christensdotter Kolstad. He married Anna Hansdotter Urdahl in 1828. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 6 November 1881, in his hometown, at the age of 81.

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Christen Jorgensen
Anna Hansdotter Urdahl
Marriage: 1828
Jorgen Christensen
Metta Christensdotter Flikki
Hans Christensen
Torkel Christensen
Arne Christensen

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    World Events (8)

    1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census
    Age 1
    It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
    1810 · Vaccinations
    Age 10
    Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
    1825 · Sloopers
    Age 25
    First organized group of emigrants to leave Norway. First emigration to America began with the Sloopers who left in an undersized sloop “Restauration” sailed from Stavanger, Norway on July 4th, 1825.

    Name Meaning

    Danish, Norwegian (Jørgensen), and North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jörgen, a vernacular form of Greek Geōrgios ( see George ).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Christen Jorgensen in entry for Jorgen Christensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
    • Christen Jorgensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
    • Christen Jorgensen in entry for Arne Christensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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