Thore Olsen

27 June 1748–16 February 1802 (Age 53)
Akershus, Norway

The Life of Thore

When Thore Olsen was born on 27 June 1748, in Akershus, Norway, his father, Ole Thoresen, was 30 and his mother, Anne Jonasdatter, was 23. He married Ellen Isachsdatter on 17 November 1774, in Asker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 16 February 1802, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Thore Olsen
1748–1802
Ellen Isachsdatter
1743–1805
Marriage: 17 November 1774
Berte Thorsdatter
1759–1850
Berte Toresen
1775–
Erich Thoresen
1776–
Erik Thoresen
1776–1842
Engebret Thoresen
1778–
Isach Toresen
1778–
Engebret Toresen
1778–
Karen Thoresen
1779–
Isak Thoresen Rustand
1780–
Isak Thorersen Gudim
1780–
Anne Thoresen
1781–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 November 1774
Asker, Akershus, Norway
children

(11)

    Berte Thorsdatter

    Female1759–1850Female

    Berte Toresen

    Female1775–Female

    Erich Thoresen

    Male1776–Male

    Erik Thoresen

    Male1776–1842Male

    Engebret Thoresen

    Male1778–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Engebret Olsen

    Male1746–Male

    Male1748–1802Male

    Marte Olsen

    Female1750–Female

    Marte Olsdr

    Female1751–Female

    Mari Olsen

    Female1752–1818Female

+3 More Children

World Events (1)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 53

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

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thore Olsen in entry for Engebret, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Tore Olsen in entry for Berte, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Thore Olsen in entry for Engebret Toresen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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