Halvor Olsen

23 October 1837–
Neskollen, Nes, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Halvor

When Halvor Olsen was born on 23 October 1837, in Neskollen, Nes, Akershus, Norway, his father, Ole Olsen, was 43 and his mother, Anne Tomasdatter, was 39.

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Ole Olsen
Anne Tomasdatter
Carolina Marianna Olsen
Alexander Olsen
Olena Olsdatter
Ole Andreas Olsen
Tommes Olsen
Edward Olsen Mobeck
Caspar Olsen
Halvor Olsen
Gorine Marie Olsdatter
August Casper Olsen

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World Events (7)

1843 · Edvard Grieg

Age 6

Birth year of renown musical composer and pianist. Born in Bergen, Norway. Musical composer and pianist whose music is known worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to develop a national identity,
1845 · Nonconformist Act

Age 8

The Nonconformist Act recognized Christian dissenter churches. It became legal to organize churches of other denominations.
1869 · Gustav Vigeland

Age 32

Birth year of Gustav Vigeland. Well-known Norwegian sculptor. His statues can be seen in Frogner Park in Oslo which sculpture area occupies 80 acres.

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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  • Halvor Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Halvor Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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