Erich Bjornsen

21 November 1751–
Elverum, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Erich

When Erich Bjornsen was christened on 21 November 1751, in Elverum, Hedmark, Norway, his father, Biørn Biørnsen Økset, was 40 and his mother, Kari Andersdatter, was 32.

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Biørn Biørnsen Økset
Kari Andersdatter
Embret Bjørnsen
Anders Biornsen
Erich Bjornsen
Børre Biørnsen
Gunder Biørnsen
Jørgen Biørnsen

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

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

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Bjørn ( see Bjorn ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Erik Bjornsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • 1751 Birth/christening record - Parish registry: SAH, Elverum prestekontor, H/Ha/Haa/L0002: Parish register (official) no. 2, 1751-1756, p. 28-29 - Scanned archives - The National Archives of Norway

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