Anders Andersen

1705–1772 (Age 67)
Hordaland, Norway

The Life of Anders

When Anders Andersen was born in 1705, in Hordaland, Norway, his father, Gitle Gertsen Mundheim, was 55 and his mother, Marite Brynjelsdatter Nordtveit, was 30. He married Bothild Samsonsdotter Øyarhavn on 15 June 1734, in Varaldsøy, Hordaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He died in 1772, at the age of 67.

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Anders Andersen
Bothild Samsonsdotter Øyarhavn
Marriage: 15 June 1734
Guro Andersd.
Johanna Andersdatter
Marita Andersd.
Guro Andersdotter Mundheim
Bothild Andersdatter
Kristi Andersen Mundheim
Bothild Giltsdtr

Spouse & Children

15 June 1734
Varaldsøy, Hordaland, Norway


+2 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Age 31

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

Age 34

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

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Anders Andersen in entry for Marita Andersdr, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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