Paal Andersen

Brief Life History of Paal

When Paal Andersen was born on 4 October 1738, in Meråker, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, his father, Anders Halvardsen Nustad, was 36 and his mother, Marit Halvarsen, was 27. He married Ingeborg Bessedatter Kirkeby on 17 May 1764, in Meråker, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1802, in Meråker, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, at the age of 64, and was buried in Meråker, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Paal Andersen
1738–1802
Ingeborg Bessedatter Kirkeby
1736–1817
Marriage: 17 May 1764
Anders Paulsen Nustad Risvold
1765–1838
Besse Paulsen
1767–
Marit Paulsdatter
1769–
Ingebor Poulsdatter
1771–1850
Berit Paulsdatter Nustad
1772–1845
Joen Paulsen
1773–
Hemming Poulsen Sætran
1775–1830
Sollaug Paulsdatter Nustad
1780–1849

Sources (10)

  • Paul Andersen, "Norway Census, 1801"
  • Povel Andersen, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Paal Nustad in entry for Anders, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

World Events (2)

1739 · Universal schooling

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.

1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.

Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.

Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.

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

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