Peder Olsen

Brief Life History of Peder

When Peder Olsen was christened on 14 February 1796, in Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway, his father, Ole Staalesen, was 34 and his mother, Guri Larsdatter, was 36.

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Ole Staalesen
Guri Larsdatter
Lars Olsen Eje
Staale Olsen
Lars Olsen
Anna Olsdatter
Peder Olsen
Peder Olsen
Guri Olsdatter
Sara Olsdatter
Ole Olsen
Sven Olsen

Sources (2)

  • Peder Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Peder Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

World Events (3)

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

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.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .

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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