Guro Knudsen

Brief Life History of Guro

When Guro Knudsen was born on 29 January 1872, her father, Tjøsløf Knudsen Sundsmyr, was 44 and her mother, Hæge Egildsdatter, was 37. She lived in Nissedal Kirke, Nissedal, Bratsberg, Norway in 1872.

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Family Time Line

Tjøsløf Knudsen Sundsmyr
1828–
Hæge Egildsdatter
1834–
Tårån Tjostofsdatter
1858–
Knud Tjostofsen
1860–
Anne Tjostofsdatter
1863–
Egild Tjostofsen
1866–
Egil Tjøstolfsen Sundsmyr
1867–
Guro Knudsen
1872–
Gunhild Knudsen
1875–
Haavor Knudsen
1880–

Sources (1)

  • Guro Knudsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

World Events (5)

1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.

1876 · Ole Rolvaag

Birth year of Ole Rolvaag. Born in Dønna, Nordland county, Norway. He became a famous Norwegian-American author for his Giants in the Earth book series. He was also a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

1904 · Åsta Holth

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. 

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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