Randi Toresen

1712–1751
Lier Hospital, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Randi

When Randi Toresen was born on 7 February 1712, in Lier Hospital, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Tore Jensen Grostad, was 37 and her mother, Marte Christophersdatter, was 45. She died before 1751, at the age of 37.

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Family Time Line

Tore Jensen Grostad
1675–1751
Marte Christophersdatter
1667–1737
Guri Toresdatter
1705–1766
Jens Thoresen
1707–1765
Kristoffer Toresen or Thordsen Grostad
1709–1751
Randi Toresen
1712–1751
Christen Thoresen
1714–

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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 24

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.
1739 · Universal schooling

Age 27

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Thor .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Randi Toresen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Randi Toresen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • RANDI TORESEN, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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