Sverre Ostensen

1886–
Akershus, Norway

The Life of Sverre

When Sverre Ostensen was born on 23 September 1886, in Akershus, Norway, her father, Østen Karelius Østensen, was 42 and her mother, Johnette Hansdatter, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Østen Karelius Østensen
1844–
Johnette Hansdatter
1855–1897
Signe Ostensen
1878–1904
Oistein Ostensen
1880–
Haakon Ostensen
1883–
Sverre Ostensen
1886–
Sverre Ostensen
1886–

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World Events (3)

1893 · Fridtjof Nansen

Age 7

Birth year of Fridtjof Nansen. Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 14

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.
1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 18

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Østen, from Øystein, Old Norse Eysteinn, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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

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