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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Paal Andersen
Ingeborg Bessedatter Kirkeby
Marriage: 17 May 1764
Anders Paulsen Nustad Risvold
Besse Paulsen
Marit Paulsdatter
Ingebor Poulsdatter
Berit Paulsdatter Nustad
Joen Paulsen
Hemming Poulsen Sætran
Sollaug Paulsdatter Nustad

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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