Hans Gulbrandsen

21 November 1802–
Vardal, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway

The Life of Hans

When Hans Gulbrandsen was christened on 21 November 1802, in Vardal, Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway, his father, Gulbrand Hansen, was 27 and his mother, Marte Jensdatter, was 22.

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Gulbrand Hansen
Marte Jensdatter
Hans Gulbrandsen
Johannes Gulbrandsen

Parents and Siblings


    Marte Jensdatter




World Events (3)

1810 · Vaccinations

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33
1810 · Ole Bull

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.
1812 · Record-keeping

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

Name Meaning

Scandinavian: patronymic from the Old Norse personal name Guðbrandr, a compound of guð ‘god’ + brandr ‘sword’.

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

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  • Hans Gulbrandsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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