Hans Olsen

1764–1800 (Age 35)
Asker, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Hans

When Hans Olsen was born on 21 August 1764, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Ole Hansen, was 30 and his mother, Kirsti Andersdatter, was 33. He married Elen Kistine Nilsdatter Hofstad on 30 January 1792, in Asker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 24 February 1800, in his hometown, at the age of 35, and was buried in Asker, Akershus, Norway.

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Hans Olsen
Elen Kistine Nilsdatter Hofstad
Marriage: 30 January 1792
Johanne Hansdatter
Marte Maria Hansdatter
Oline Hansdatter
Hans Hansen

Spouse & Children

30 January 1792
Asker, Akershus, Norway


Parents & Siblings



  • Christopher Olsen


  • Male1764–1800Male

  • Female1766–1794Female

  • Anders Olsen


  • Ellen Olsdatter


+2 More Children

Name Meaning

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Hans Olsen in entry for Hans Hansen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Hans Olsen in entry for Johanne Hansen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Hans Olsen in entry for Oline Hansen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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