Gesli Einarson Bjarnason

Brief Life History of Gesli Einarson

When Gesli Einarson Bjarnason was born on 25 November 1849, in Vestur-Skaftafellssýsla, Southern, Iceland, his father, Einar Bjarnason, was 40 and his mother, Guðrún Jónsdóttir, was 33. He married Halldora Arnadottir on 17 April 1876, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 17 August 1934, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Gesli Einarson Bjarnason
Halldora Arnadottir
Marriage: 17 April 1876
Helga Maria Bjarnason
Lofter Geslison Bjarnason
Gudrun Dena Bjarnason
Elin Ormina Bjarnason

Sources (41)

  • Groley Bjarnason, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gesli Einarsson BJARNASSON - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Gesli Bjarnason
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States


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Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Einarsson: patronymic from the personal name Einar (see Einerson ).

Americanized form of Norwegian Einarsen, a cognate of 1 above.

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

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Life Sketch - Gesli Bjarnason

Gesli Einar Bjarnason was born November 24, 1849, at Hrefunes, Iceland. He was the oldest son of Gudrun Johnson (Jonsdottir) and Einar Bjarnason, was educated for the ministry. He also studied langu …

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