Michel Fransen

4 March 1731–
Norderhov, Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway

The Life of Michel

When Michel Fransen was christened on 4 March 1731, in Norderhov, Ringerike, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Frantz Eriksen, was 25 and his mother, Guri Sorensdatter, was 28.

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Frantz Eriksen
Guri Sorensdatter
Ole Fransen
Michel Fransen
Erich Fransen
Marthe Fransen
Johanne Fransdatter

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World Events (3)

1736 · Confirmation & education

Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling

First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.
1801 · 1801 Norwegian Census

It listed all family members living on each farm. Also those living in the cities.

Name Meaning

Dutch and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Frans ( see Francis ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Michel Fransen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • MICHEL FRANSEN, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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