Baard Olsen Hegge

1751–
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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Family Time Line

Baard Olsen Hegge
1751–
Guri Nilsdatter
1761–
Ole Baardsen Hegge
1784–1850
Niels Baardsen
1788–

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Ole Baardsen Hegge

    Male1784–1850Male

    Niels Baardsen

    Male1788–Male

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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