Rasmus Olsen

about 1865–
Flågan, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Rasmus

Rasmus Olsen was born about 1865, in Flågan, Buskerud, Norway. He married Sorine Andersdr about 1885, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway.

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Rasmus Olsen
1865–
Sorine Andersdr
1868–
Marriage: about 1885

Spouse and Children

    Male1865–Male

    Sorine Andersdr

    Female1868–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1885
Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway

World Events (3)

1865 · 1865 Norwegian Census

Age 0

Arranged by county, clerical district, parish. Includes names with their birth years & places, position in family, occupation, indexes to farms & localities.
1867 · Emigration lists

Age 2

Earliest passenger lists begin in 1867 for the ports of Oslo and Trondheim. Other ports followed.
1869 · Gustav Vigeland

Age 4

Birth year of Gustav Vigeland. Well-known Norwegian sculptor. His statues can be seen in Frogner Park in Oslo which sculpture area occupies 80 acres.

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.

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