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Comment by Lynnette McMahon on July 9, 2009 at 2:13pm
Looking for info on:

Margit Ellingsdtr Kieland
Birth: 29 Dec 1839 in Sigdal, Norway

married

Osten GUBBERUD (1831-1865)
birth: 14 SEP 1831 in Hedalem, Soromseie, Valdris, Norway

Moved to Minnesota, USA before 1865
Comment by Jennifer Marie (Hill) Tveraa on July 9, 2009 at 12:37pm
I am looking for any information on the last name Tveraa.. Thank you!!
Comment by Torill Johnsen on July 9, 2009 at 5:40am
General information. Please be aware of Norwegian surname traditons are not similar ti the US.

A Norwegian name up to apr. 1900 was composed of thre parts:
1. First name given in baptism
2. Patronym = fathers name wit son/sen or datter according to sex
3. "address" = where they lived

1 and 2 remain unchanged their entire life
3 changes according to domicile

Before 1900 very few had what we today call fixed-surname
Comment by Torill Johnsen on July 9, 2009 at 5:37am
Message to Stacy: I saw your post and can translate it, do you have a link to this census information?
Comment by Staci Golladay on July 8, 2009 at 4:39pm
hi all. I am looking for two different surnames (Hadsell or Hodsel and Ellefson) I have extensive data from Hodsel Island in Norway, but I am hitting a bump on the Ellefson side once the family moved to the USA. I have the results from the 1865 census of the Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tromsø N-9037 Tromsø, NORWAY but I don't have any more info then that....

Here's what I have:

Name Family status Marital status Occupation Birth year Birth place Ethnicity
Ellef Engebretsen g Huusmand uden Jord 1817 Aals Prgj.
Janinda Thoresdatter hans Kone g 1820 Gravens Prgj. Bergens tift
Halvard Ellefsen deres Søn ug Daglønner 1844 Aals Prgj.
Niels Ellefsen deres Søn ug Daglønner 1847 Aals Prgj.
Engebret Ellefsen deres Søn ug Daglønner 1849 Aals Prgj.
Tore Ellefsen deres Søn ug forsørges af Fattigvæsenet 1854 Aals Prgj.
Ellef Ellefsen deres Søn ug forsørges af Fattigvæsenet 1855 Aals Prgj.
Ole Ellefsen deres Søn ug forsørges af Fattigvæsenet 1859 Aals Prgj.
Eli Ellefsdatter deres Datter ug 1851 Aals Prgj.
Elina Ellefsdatter deres Datter ug 1864 Aals Prgj.


My issue is that I don't understand much of this...I know the datter and the kone and stuff like that, but I don't understand enough to research this beyond this census record.
Comment by Torill Johnsen on July 8, 2009 at 2:11pm
I would suggest you present your information here: http://www.disnorge.no/slektsforum/

First part is questions about looking for people. Choose: ¨Nord-Trøndelag/Stjørdal-Verdal and finally Leksvik.

Ask for help, it is ok to write English
Comment by Lynnette McMahon on July 8, 2009 at 2:04pm
I have a document in Norwegian that was translated -- it is a family tree. Don't know who created it, but it was passed down from my great-aunt after her death.

What I have is the parents and grandparents of Johan P WANVIG.
Parents: Sivert J (Jonson) WANVIG [1767-1825] and Randi OLSDATTER [1769-1852] they were married in 1796. Sivert was born in Muletangen, Norway and died in Trondhjem.

Grandparents (Parents of Sivert): Jon Jonsen VOLDEN and Beret MULE

I know my great-grandfather's siblings and have gathered some info on them. This isn't quite a brick wall, but I haven't spent much time or effort on this branch - so time to get started!
Comment by Torill Johnsen on July 8, 2009 at 1:34pm
Lynnette have you found your ancestors in Norway?

Vanvik is a place just outside Trondheim
Comment by Lynnette McMahon on July 8, 2009 at 1:30pm
My mother's family name is Van Wig (Wanvig). Her father's father was Martin VANWIG of Trondheim, Norway (1851-1929). He came to the USA and married Ellen Elizabeth Alma MARSHALLSAY

Martin was the son of Johan Pieter WANVIG and Caroline FALCH
 

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