James Olsen

24 May 1950–4 August 2003 (Age 53)
Milltown,, Wisconsin, USA

The Life of James

James Olsen was born on 24 May 1950. He died on 4 August 2003, at the age of 53.

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James Olsen
1950–2003
Barbara Kathryn Vedder
1950–2010
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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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  • Jim D Olsen, "Minnesota Marriage Index, 1958-2001"

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