Ole Andreas Jensen

Brief Life History of Ole Andreas

When Ole Andreas Jensen was christened on 7 June 1801, in Alstahaug, Nordland, Norway, his father, Jens Gron Christophersen, was 36 and his mother, Anne Margrethe Zahl Olsdatter, was 36.

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Jens Gron Christophersen
Anne Margrethe Zahl Olsdatter
Ollava Norum Jensdatter
Ole Andreas Jensen
Else Lucia Jensdatter
Joseph Christian Jensen
Hans Christian Jensen

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  • Ole Andreas Jensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

World Events (3)

1810 · Vaccinations

Royal order issued by the King of Norway and Denmark in 1810 required everyone to have a certificate of smallpox vaccination. This was also recorded in the Church records. 33

1810 · Ole Bull

Eminent Norwegian violinist and composer. Renown Norwegian violinist and composer who toured multiple times in the US. Family friend with Edvard Grieg.

1812 · Record-keeping

A uniform system for keeping church records was introduced by royal ordinance in December 1812. Prior to that there were no directions on how to keep church records. It required that a duplicate register be kept in a separate place.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

English: variant of Jennison .

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

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