Nils Nilsen Jaastad

Brief Life History of Nils

When Nils Nilsen Jaastad was born on 28 July 1858, in Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norway, his father, Nils Arnesen Jaastad, was 52 and his mother, Jertru Larsdatter, was 39. He died on 18 January 1876, at the age of 17.

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Family Time Line

Nils Arnesen Jaastad
1806–1891
Jertru Larsdatter
1819–1893
Anders Nilssen
1835–
Elen Nilsdr
Guri Nilsdatter Jaastad
1843–1874
Arne Nilsen Jaastad
1845–1935
Jacob Nilsen Jaastad
1847–1872
Gunder Nilsen Jaastad
1849–1915
Elen Maria Nilsdatter
1852–1939
Torbjor Nilsdatter Jaastad
1855–1958
Nils Nilsen Jaastad
1858–1876
Andreas Nilsen Jaastad
1861–

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    World Events (3)

    1860 · School Act

    School Act of 1860 which required permanent schools in both towns and rural areas.

    1860 · Andreas Bloch

    Birth year of Andreas Bloch. Well-known painter and illustrator. He is remembered primarily for his drawings. His works are represented in both the National Gallery and in the Oslo City Museum.

    1862 · Homestead Act

    Homestead Act was passed in the U.S. which made land available for free upon meeting certain conditions. Many Norwegian-Americans acquired land through this process.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Alf, Bjorn, Lars, Per, Nels, Anders, Bente, Tor, Arnfinn, Astrid. German Hans, Kurt, Ralf, Arnulf, Otto.

    Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a shortened form of Nikolaus. This form of the surname is also found in Denmark, but it is rare there. Compare Nelsen .

    Altered form of Norwegian Nilssen, a variant of 1, and probably also of the Danish, Norwegian, or North German cognate Nielsen (compare Nilson ).

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

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