Baard Olsen Hegge

Biri, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Baard

Baard Olsen Hegge was born in 1751, in Biri, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway. He had at least 2 sons with Guri Nilsdatter. He died in his hometown.

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Baard Olsen Hegge
Guri Nilsdatter
Ole Baardsen Hegge
Niels Baardsen

Spouse and Children



    Ole Baardsen Hegge


    Niels Baardsen


World Events (6)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

Age 50

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.
1810 · Vaccinations

Age 59

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
1812 · Record-keeping

Age 61

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Baard Olsen in entry for Ole Baardsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Baard Olsen in entry for Niels Baardsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Baard Olsen in entry for Ole Baardsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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