Povel Vester

12 June 1785–20 August 1788
Torp, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark

The Life of Povel

When Povel Vester was christened on 12 June 1785, in Torp, Thisted, Viborg, Denmark, his father, Niels Sorensen, was 36 and his mother, Dorthe Povelsdatter, was 25. He died on 20 August 1788, in Håsum, Viborg, Denmark, at the age of 3.

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Niels Sorensen
Dorthe Povelsdatter
Soren Vester
Povel Vester
Lauritz Vester
Maren Vester
Dorthe Catharine Vester
Johanne Vester

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Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Fest .2 Danish: topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement or who had arrived from the west, from vest ‘west’ ( see Wester ).3 Slovenian (north central Slovenia): either from a reduced form of the personal name Silvester , or from the German surname Wester .

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

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