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Olsens from Mandal

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Re: Olsen from Mandal

Posted: 1 Nov 2012 1:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Alexandra/Aleksandra as a given name is out of the question. I found 5 in Vest-Agder county in 1865, upper-class women in Kristiansand town, none Serena combination.
The normal guess for Serena name is a rather common name: Serine/Sørine/Severine/Søverine (variations of the same name). But, - The spelling Seren is a strong indication that the names are kept in an oral tradition. So perhaps Siri is influenced by the name Seren and changed to Serena.

Siri Andersdatter had her last birth 5. Aug 1882: Anders died short after birth.
Siri died 28. July 1885:

Ole Sørensen as a widower in 1910 census:
He was a retired tailor. Ole Olsen, born 1869, was his son-in-law.

I had hoped the Finsland bygdebok (farm history book) would give answer to the main question, but Søren Olsen Røyrås, born 1867, was not mentioned at all.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
HaraldStorake... 1 Nov 2012 7:15PM GMT 
aq175 3 Nov 2012 3:57PM GMT 
danny wood 29 Oct 2012 6:13PM GMT 
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