Oscar Olsen

31 October 1871–
Eidskog, Hedmark, Norway

The Life of Oscar

When Oscar Olsen was born on 31 October 1871, in Eidskog, Hedmark, Norway, his father, Ole Larsen Klanderudbraaten, was 34 and his mother, Karen Olsdatter Rambøl, was 32.

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Ole Larsen Klanderudbraaten
Karen Olsdatter Rambøl
Ludvig Olsen
Maren Olsdatter
Adolfine Olivia Olsdatter
Oscar Olsen
Reier Olsen
Netta Caspara Olsdatter
Thea Olsdatter
Olga Olsdatter
Hanna Olsdatter

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World Events (5)

1875 · 1875 Norwegian Census

Age 4

Lists all family members living at each residence, including year & place of birth, position in the family, marital status etc.
1876 · Ole Rolvaag

Age 5

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

Age 33

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

1 Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Olaf, Olav (Old Norse Óláfr, Ólafr, variant Óleifr, earlier Anleifr, from proto-Scandinavian elements meaning ‘ancestor’ + ‘heir’, ‘descendant’). Olaf has always been one of the most common Scandinavian names; it continued to be popular in the Middle Ages, in part as a result of the fame of St. Olaf, King of Norway, who brought Christianity to his country c.1030 . This surname, the second most common in Norway, is also established in England, notably in the Newcastle upon Tyne area.2 German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.

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

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  • Oscar Olsen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Oscar Olsen, "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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