Morten Mortensen

Male14 March 1835–

Brief Life History of Morten

When Morten Mortensen was born on 14 March 1835, in Lesja, Oppland, Norway, his father, Martin Toresen, was 33 and his mother, Marit Martinsdatter, was 33.

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Martin Toresen
Marit Martinsdatter
Thore Martinsen Boe
Kari Martinsdr
Morten Mortensen
Martin Mortensen
Helge Mortensdr
Thore Mortensen
Gjertru Mortensdr

Sources (4)

  • Morten, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Morten, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Morten, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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World Events (7)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 8

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,

1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 10

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.

1867 · Emigration lists

Age 32

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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Morten, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Britt, Carsten, Egil, Gunner, Hartvig.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Morten, a vernacular form of Martin 1.

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

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