Magda Hjellet

Female11 October 1898–13 January 1986

Brief Life History of Magda

When Magda Hjellet was born on 11 October 1898, her father, Ola Hansen Hjellet, was 20 and her mother, Marit Hansdotter Mosebakken, was 33. She died on 13 January 1986, in Heidal, Oppland, Norway, at the age of 87.

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    1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

    Age 2

    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 6

    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. 

    1923 · Naming Law

    Age 25

    Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Carsten, Helmer, Knute, Steinar.

    Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in western Norway, so named from Old Norse hjallr or hjalli ‘terrace, ledge’.

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

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