When Einar Olsen Tøfte was born on 18 August 1875, in Sunndal, Møre og Romsdal, Norway, his father, Ole Pedersen Tøfte, was 26 and his mother, Marit Einarsdatter Fladvad, was 25. He married Kristine Knutsdatter Toven on 2 December 1909, in Sunndalsøra, Sunndal, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Tofte, Møre og Romsdal, Norway in 1900. He died on 24 June 1944, in Burke, Shoshone, Idaho, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Wallace, Shoshone, Idaho, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.
Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .
German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.