Olsen

1777–1777
Kregome, Frederiksborg, Denmark

The Life of Olsen

When Olsen was born in 1777, his father, Ole Jensen, was 33 and his mother, Cidse Pedersdr, was 30. He died on 6 April 1777, in Denmark, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Ole Jensen
1744–1808
Cidse Pedersdr
1747–1777
Olsen
1777–1777
Olsen
1777–1777
Sidse Olsen
1777–

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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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