Christen Reiersen

Brief Life History of Christen

When Christen Reiersen was born on 15 April 1825, in Solum, Telemark, Norway, his father, Reier Varpet Christensen Haukedal, was 30 and his mother, Kari Haukedalen Olsdatter, was 19. He married Ingeborg Maria Hansdr on 11 June 1857, in Bamble Kirke, Bamble, Telemark, Norway. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Herre, Bamble, Telemark, Norway.

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Christen Reiersen
Ingeborg Maria Hansdr
Marriage: 11 June 1857
Hans Mathias Christensen
Carl Randinius Christensen
Ingeborg Maria Christensen
Svend Andreas Christensen
Maren Kirstine Christensen

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  • Christen Reiersen, "Norway, Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Christen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"
  • Christen, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Reier, from Old Norse Reitharr, from reith ‘house, home’ + -arr, representing a proto-Norse form -harjar ‘warrior’, -warjar ‘defender’, or -gairar ‘spear’. Compare Reierson , Rierson , and Ryerson .

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

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