Valgerdur Brandson

about 1765–

The Life of Valgerdur

Valgerdur Brandson was born about 1765, in Iceland as the daughter of Brandur Jonson and Brandur Jonson. She married Jon Jonsson about 1795, in Keldur, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland.

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Jon Jonsson
Valgerdur Brandson
Marriage: about 1795

Spouse and Children

about 1795
Keldur, Rangárvallasýsla, Suðurland, Iceland

Parents and Siblings

    Brandur Jonson


    Brandur Jonson




World Events (3)


Age 18

Volcanic eruptions in occur ruining the land which led to the starvation of animals and approx 25% of the Icelandic people.

Age 35

The Althing was abolished by the Danish king.

Age 49

Norway enters union with Sweden. Iceland remains under Danish rule.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire, Brandeston in Suffolk, Brandiston in Norfolk, or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tūn ‘settlement’. 2. (of Norman origin) habitational name from a place called Briençun in northern France. Compare Brinson . 3. patronymic from the personal name Brand ( see Brand ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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