Lars Olsen Meland

Stadsbygd Prestegjeld, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

The Life of Lars

When Lars Olsen Meland was born on 9 September 1857, in Stadsbygd Prestegjeld, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, his father, Ole Larsen Meland, was 30 and his mother, Johanna Hansdatter Hoffsøren, was 25.

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Ole Larsen Meland
Johanna Hansdatter Hoffsøren
Lars Olsen Meland
Hans Petter Olsen Meland
Ingeborg Marie Olsdatter Meland
Ole Andreas Olsen Meland
Johan Arent Olsen Meland

Parents and Siblings




    Hans Petter Olsen Meland


    Ingeborg Marie Olsdatter Meland


    Ole Andreas Olsen Meland


    Johan Arent Olsen Meland


World Events (6)

1860 · School Act

Age 3

School Act of 1860 which required permanent schools in both towns and rural areas.
1860 · Andreas Bloch

Age 3

Birth year of Andreas Bloch. Well-known painter and illustrator. He is remembered primarily for his drawings. His works are represented in both the National Gallery and in the Oslo City Museum.
1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 36

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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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