Udbjor Olsen

about 1650–
Skjold, Rogaland, Norway

The Life of Udbjor

When Udbjor Olsen was born about 1650, in Skjold, Rogaland, Norway, her father, Ola Johannessen Gaupås, was 49 and her mother, Breta Brithe Olsen, was 45.

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Ola Johannessen Gaupås
Breta Brithe Olsen
Ubjørg Olsdatter
Johannes Olsen
Knud Olsen
Nils Olsen
Gunder Olsen
Udbjor Olsen

Parents and Siblings

    Ola Johannessen Gaupås


    Breta Brithe Olsen




    Ubjørg Olsdatter


    Johannes Olsen


    Knud Olsen


    Nils Olsen


    Gunder Olsen


+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1685 · Norway Church

Age 35

The State Church of Norway passed a law which required ministers to keep a written record of all baptisms, marriages, burials.
1700 · Norwegian calendar change

Age 50

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 86

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.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 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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