Helga Ostenso

26 January 1896–20 September 1974 (Age 78)

The Life of Helga

When Helga Ostenso was born on 26 January 1896, in Norway, her father, Nils Olson Oystese, was 37 and her mother, Guriane Sjursdatter, was 28. She died on 20 September 1974, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Nils Olson Oystese
Guriane Sjursdatter
Lars Ostenso
Helga Ostenso
Ingeborg Ostenso
Sigurd Ostenso
Margretha Ostenso

Parents and Siblings

    Nils Olson Oystese


    Guriane Sjursdatter




World Events (4)

1900 · 1900 Norwegian Census

Age 4

Enumerates all persons in Norway on 3 Dec 1900. Also includes data of individuals on Norwegian ships. Includes names, birthdates & birthplaces, marital status, position in family, occupation, nationality etc.
1904 · Åsta Holth

Age 8

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. 
1923 · Naming Law

Age 27

Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Østen, from Øystein, Old Norse Eysteinn, composed of the elements ey ‘luck’, ‘gift’ + steinn ‘stone’.

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

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Gurrianna's daughter Helga

This picture is also on her mom's page and Margretha's (grandmothers)

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