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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Family Time Line

Niels Ericksen
1756–
Marthe Amundsdatter
1777–
Mari
1804–
Maren Nielsdatter or Nilsdatter
1806–1892
Amund Nielsen
1810–
Niels Nielsen
1812–
Jens Nielsen
1812–
Niels Nielsen
1812–
Kirstine Nielsen
1815–
Gulbrand Nielsen
1818–
Lars Mical Nielsen
1821–1826

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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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