Olsen

1665–Male
Haugen, Aust-Agder, Norway

The Life of Olsen

When Olsen was born in 1665, in Haugen, Aust-Agder, Norway, his father, Ole Kittilsen Haugen, was 37 and his mother, Ingeborg Eriksdatter, was 40.

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Family Time Line

Ole Kittilsen Haugen
1628–1682
Ingeborg Eriksdatter
1625–1681
Erik Olsen
1652–
Åsulv Olsen Ytre Haugen
1664–1742
Kittil Olsen
1654–
Erik Olsen Haugen
1655–1699
Kittel Olsen Haugen
1655–1739
Asulf Olsen
1655–
Erik Olsen
1656–1699
Torjus Olsen
1658–
Kittel Olsen
1660–
Kittel Olsen
1662–
Kittil Olsen Haugen
1662–
Olsen
1663–
Olsen
1665–
Torjus Olsen Haugen
1666–1680
Olsen
1667–
Olsen
1669–
Torjus Olsen
1670–1740

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(17)

+12 More Children

World Events (3)

1685 · Norway Church

Age 20

The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.
1700 · Norwegian calendar change

Age 35

1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 71

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.

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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