Randi Toresen

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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Tore Jensen Grostad
Marte Christophersdatter
Guri Toresdatter
Jens Thoresen
Kristoffer Toresen or Thordsen Grostad
Randi Toresen
Christen Thoresen

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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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