Gunnvar Høyer

Female9 October 1895–26 January 1985

Brief Life History of Gunnvar

When Gunnvar Høyer was born on 9 October 1895, in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, her father, Trygve Høyer, was 27 and her mother, Birgithe Bruun, was 22. She married Eigil Johan Ellingsen on 14 April 1916, in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. She lived in Trondheim, Søndre Trondhjem, Norway in 1900. She died on 26 January 1985, in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway, at the age of 89, and was buried in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Egil Johan Ellingsen
Gunnvar Høyer
Christen Ellingsen

Sources (4)

  • Gunvor Høyer-Ellefsen in household of Trygve Høyer-Ellefsen, "Norway Census, 1900"
  • Ellingsen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gunnvar, "Norway Church Books, 1815-1930"

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World Events (4)

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 5

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.

1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 9

Birth year of Åsta Holth. Well-known Norwegian author who was born at Svullrya in Hedmark county. She was of Forest Finnish descent. Many of her written works were about the residents of Finnskogen. Norwegian novelist, poet and short story writer. 

1923 · Naming Law

Age 28

Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Horst, Hans, Helmut, Johannes, Dieter, Egon, Ernst, Gerhard, Gerhardt, Heinz, Helmuth.

North German and Danish: from an ancient Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound of hug ‘heart, mind, spirit’ + gēr ‘spear’.

Danish (Høyer): variant of Høy (see Hoy ). In North America, this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Højer.

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

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