Niels Nielsen

Brief Life History of Niels

When Niels Nielsen was born on 4 May 1812, in Lyse, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Niels Ericksen, was 55 and his mother, Marthe Amundsdatter, was 36.

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Niels Ericksen
Marthe Amundsdatter
Maren Nielsdatter or Nilsdatter
Amund Nielsen
Niels Nielsen
Jens Nielsen
Niels Nielsen
Kirstine Nielsen
Gulbrand Nielsen
Lars Mical Nielsen

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    World Events (3)

    1814 · Syttende Mai (17th May)

    Constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom to avoid being ceded to Sweden from Denmark. Celebrated by Norwegians & Norwegian-Americans on May 17th each year.

    1814 · Eidsvoll, Norway

    Place where the Norwegian Constitution was signed on 17 May.

    1814 · Adolph Tidemand

    Noted Norwegian romantic nationalism painter. Best known for his depiction of Norwegian farm and culture. Painted famous Bridal Party in Hardanger.

    Name Meaning

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

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .

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

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