Elsa Burkeland

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Elsa Burkeland Up untill 1920, there were no family mames in Norway, like Iceland. People used the names of the farm thry lived on. When they moved they changed names. Udually to the name of their fathet + sen (son). From the last years of the 19th century some broughtj the name of the last farm they lived on to industrial cities. Sometimes they had only lived on that farm for short period. Some changed the name. There were seven farms in Osterøy on Burkeland. Nearly all of them used the name. Today only two of the families have this name: Arne Johan Burkeland and his family and Magnar Burkelands family my family, none of them related as far as I know. My husbands family has lived here for 250 years in direct paternal lineage. Andreas may be related to a family coming from Loftås in 1831. I believe he lived in Brevik, Telemark? Elsa Burkeland
Jan 15, 2014 · posted to the person Andreas Burkeland
Elsa Burkeland Probably the socalled "smithyAndreas". Died 1948. Daughters granddaughter living here today, Inger Margrethe Stamneshagen. No active farming for 50 years. She is born in 1946, had two daughters with no children. One of seven farms, two of them with inhabitants called Burkeland. Farms tended to a degree, none of them big enough to esrn a living. Andreas farm tended by a neighbour, no pens or barn left. Elsa Burkeland
Jan 15, 2014 · posted to the person Andreas Burkeland