Grethe Johansen

22 April 1917–22 February 1985 (Age 67)
Østre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway

The Life of Grethe

When Grethe Johansen was born on 22 April 1917, in Østre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway, her father, Edvard Walfrid Johansen, was 43 and her mother, Petra Hansen Granly, was 33. She married Alf Jørgensen Gunnestad on 31 August 1949, in Oslo, Norway. She died on 22 February 1985, at the age of 67.

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Alf Jørgensen Gunnestad
Grethe Johansen
Marriage: 31 August 1949

Spouse and Children

    Alf Jørgensen Gunnestad



31 August 1949
Oslo, Norway

Parents and Siblings

    Edvard Walfrid Johansen


    Petra Hansen Granly




World Events (2)

1923 · Naming Law

Age 6

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.
1940 · Norway in WW II

Age 23

German occupation of Norway from 9 April 1940 to 9 May 1945. Much damage was done to northern Norway.

Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Johann (Scandinavian), Johann (German), vernacular forms of Johannes ( see John ).

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

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