Gyri Jonsen

Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norway

The Life Summary of Gyri

When Gyri Jonsen was born in 1699, in Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norway, her father, Jon Larsson Aga, was 34 and her mother, Kristi Nilsdatter, was 44.

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Jon Larsson Aga
Kristi Nilsdatter
Jyri Jonsen
Gyri Jonsen

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World Events (3)

1700 · Norwegian calendar change
Age 1
1n 1700 Norway changed from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. The day after 18 Feb in the Julian Calendar became 1 March in the Gregorian calendar.
1736 · Confirmation & education
Age 37
Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling
Age 40
First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

Name Meaning

Dutch, Flemish, Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jan, a shortened vernacular form of Johannes (see John ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Janssen . Compare Janson 1 and Johnson .

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

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