Ellev Augensen

Brief Life History of Ellev

When Ellev Augensen was born on 30 December 1719, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Ouen Hansen, was 30 and his mother, Ingebor, was 30. He married Kirsti Erichsdatter on 5 September 1745, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in January 1786, in Eiker, Buskerud, Norway, at the age of 66.

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Ellev Augensen
Kirsti Erichsdatter
Marriage: 5 September 1745
Ingebor Ellefsdatter
Erich Ellefsen
Gunnild Ellefsdatter
Auen Ellevsen
Erich Ellefsen

Sources (6)

  • Erich Ellefsen Birth record
  • Ellef Augensen marriage record
  • Eilef Oudensen in entry for Ouden Eilefsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

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

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

Originally a variant of Helen , although now no longer associated with that name. Initial H- tended to be added and dropped rather capriciously, leading to many doublets ( compare for example Esther and Hester ). It is also sometimes used as a short form of Eleanor , to which, however, it is unrelated.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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