Harald Torgersen Egeland


Brief Life History of Harald

When Harald Torgersen Egeland was born in 1892, in Gjestal, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Torger Eriksen Egeland, was 32 and his mother, Severine Hansdatter, was 20. He lived in Gjesdal, Rogaland, Norway in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Torger Eriksen Egeland
Severine Hansdatter
Erling Torgersen Egeland
Harald Torgersen Egeland
Tor Torgersen Egeland
Ragnvald Torgersen Egeland
Ragnhild Torgersdr Egeland
Sara Torgersdr Egeland
Lars Torgersen Egeland
Sigrid Torgersdr Egeland
Karen Eriksen

Sources (2)

  • Harald Torgersen Egeland in household of Torger Eriksen Egeland, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Harald Eriksen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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World Events (4)

1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 1

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

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 8

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.

1923 · Naming Law

Age 31

Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Thor, Berger, Erik, Jorgen, Morten, Selmer, Torleif.

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Torger, a form of Old Norse Thorgeirr, from Thórr, the name of the Norse god of thunder (see Thor ) + geirr ‘spear’.

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

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