Birgit Jakobsdatter

Brief Life History of Birgit

When Birgit Jakobsdatter was born in March 1745, in Hemsedal, Buskerud, Norway, her father, Jacob Olsen, was 36 and her mother, Margit Olsdotter, was 33. She married Arne Ollson Goldberg in 1766, in Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1803, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Arne Ollson Goldberg
Birgit Jakobsdatter
Marriage: 1766
Ola Arneson
Kjerstine Arnesdatter
Ole Sorbol Arneson
Jacob Arneson Nordigarden Sørbøl
Arne Arneson
Elizabeth Goldberg
Ole Younger Sorbol Arneson

Sources (5)

  • Lars Olsen Søbbel family 1801 census Flå, Gol, Hemsedal, Nes, Buskerud, Norway
  • Arne Larsen & Barbroe Larsdatter 1818 Marriage Nes I Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway
  • Legacy NFS Source: Birgit Jakobsdatter SKAR - death:

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1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

Name Meaning

Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

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

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