Arngrímur Jónsson


The Life of Arngrímur

When Arngrímur Jónsson was born in 1760, in Iceland, his father, Jón Björnsson, was 44 and his mother, Mrs Jon Bjornsson, was 36.

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Arngrímur Jónsson
Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir

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Age 23

Volcanic eruptions in occur ruining the land which led to the starvation of animals and approx 25% of the Icelandic people.

Age 40

The Althing was abolished by the Danish king.

Age 54

Norway enters union with Sweden. Iceland remains under Danish rule.

Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Jon, Scandinavian form of John .

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

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  • Arngrimur Jonsson in entry for Kristian Arngrimsson, "Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905"

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