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Alternate spelling found n Norway and Denmark: Svensen. In Sweden: Svensson.

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Famous People named Svendsen

Johan Severin Svendsen famous Norwegian violinist and composer whose compositions are on CD's and sold around the world.

Early Svendsens

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Married to Pernille Jonasdatter Elg in 1840. Separated in 1843, formally divorced in 1851. Never remarried. Was the father of composer Johan Severin Svendsen (1840-1911). He had seven children that we know of, only three of whom he had with Pernille.
Johan  Severin Svendsen
Johan Severin Svendsen Famous Norwegian Composer Born: September 30, 1840, Oslo, Norway Died: June 14, 1911, Copenhagen, Denmark Nationality: Norwegian Johan Severin Svendsen (30 September 1840 – 14 June 1911) was a Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, he lived most his life in Copenhagen, Denmark. Svendsen's output includes two symphonies, a violin concerto, a cello concerto, and the Romance for violin, as well as a number of Norwegian Rhapsodies for orchestra. At one time Svendsen was an intimate friend of the German composer Richard Wagner. His father was a music teacher and Svendsen learned both the violin and clarinet from him. By the time he finished school, he was working as an orchestral musician, and occasionally made short concert tours as a violinist. In Lübeck, on one of his tours, he came to the attention of a wealthy merchant who made it possible for him to study from 1863-67 at the Leipzig Conservatory. He began his studies with Ferdinand David, but problems with his hand forced him to switch to composition, which he studied with Carl Reinecke. He completed his studies in Leipzig in 1867, receiving first prize in composition. During this period, Svendsen had a son out of wedlock, Johann Richard Rudolph (1867–1933). Gradually his attention turned to conducting. After spending time in Paris (1868–70) and Leipzig (1870–72), he returned to Christiania. In the summer of 1871, he went to New York City to marry Sarah (Sally, later changed to Bergljot) Levett Schmidt, whom he had met in Paris. He was conductor of the Musical Society Concerts in Christiania (1872–77), then spent three years in Germany, Italy, England and France. He returned to teach and conduct in Kristiania (1880–1883). In 1883, he was appointed principal conductor of the Royal Theater Orchestra in Copenhagen, where he lived until his death. In 1884, he and his wife separated, and she moved to Paris. Their relationship had been chaotic for several years. A famous anecdote would have it that in 1883, in a fit of anger, she had thrown the only copy of his Symphony No. 3 in the fire. This incident was used by Henrik Ibsen in Hedda Gabler. If anything was caught up in the fire at all, it is rather unlikely it was anything near a complete symphony. However, some sketches, most likely for a symphony, were found by conductor Bjarte Engeset in 2007. They were elaborated and orchestrated by Bjørn Morten Christophersen and premiered by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Engeset in 2011. Following a divorce from Sarah (10 December 1901), he married (23 December 1901) Juliette Haase, with whom he had been living and had three children. His younger son from this marriage was the famous Danish actor Eyvind Johan-Svendsen (1896–1946). 1898 Music festival in Bergen by Agnes Nyblin. Left to right: Christian Cappelen, Catharinus Elling, Ole Olsen, Gerhard Rosenkrone Schelderup, Iver Holter, Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Edvard Grieg, Christian Sinding, Svendsen and Johan Halvorsen[1] In stark contrast to his more famous contemporary and close friend, Edvard Grieg, Svendsen was famous for his skill of orchestration rather than that of harmonic value. While Grieg composed mostly for small instrumentation, Svendsen composed primarily for orchestras and large ensembles. His most famous work is his Romance for violin and orchestra, Op. 26. He was very popular in Denmark and Norway during his lifetime, both as a composer and a conductor, winning many national awards and honors. However this popularity did not translate into acceptance into the international repertory of classical music. He died in Copenhagen, aged 70. Svendsen's first published work, the String Quartet in A minor, Op. 1, achieved great popular success. He quickly followed with the String Octet, Op. 3 and String Quintet, Op. 5, both of which added to his early fame. All of Svendsen's chamber music was written while he was at the Leipzig Conservatory, yet these works are not considered student works. By general consensus, Svendsen was regarded as one of the most talented students then at the Conservatory. His works won prizes and received public performances to much acclaim.
Son of Gulbrand Svendsen and Pernille Jonasdatter Elg. Married twice: first marriage (1876-1900) to Clara Elida Hansen, who passed away in 1900, and his second (1901-1918) to Jenny Ottesen. He had three children and one step-child.
Alice Isabella Svendsen of Prahran Australia was born in 1865, and died at age 44 years old in 1909 in Prahran.
Mary Ann Svendsen of Mary Australia was born in 1865 in Mary. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Ann Svendsen.
Marianne Svendsen of Australia was born in 1866, and died at age 1 year old in 1867.
Thomas Svendsen of Alexandra Australia was born in 1868 in Alexandra. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas Svendsen.
Rannah Alexander Svendsen of Alex Australia was born in 1870 in Alex. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rannah Alexander Svendsen.
Sophia Svendsen of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois was born on March 1, 1872, and died at age 94 years old in December 1966.
As of the 1865 Norwegian Census, Ludvig Svendsen Myhre was single / never-married.
Christian Svendsen of Oregon was born on March 12, 1876, and died at age 87 years old in December 1963.
Sophia Svendsen of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota was born on June 10, 1876, and died at age 96 years old in December 1972.

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Stewart Haakon Svendsen
Stewart was born and raised in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn. At the age of 12, the family moved to a 3-bedroom apartment on 57th Street in Bay Ridge. Then Sunset Park Brooklyn and afterward back to a beautiful apartment in Bay Ridge Brooklyn on Ovington Avenue. Stewart left Manual Training High School to join the Air Force and was stationed in San Antonio and later in Massachusetts. He left the Air Force after a year. After working at various jobs in the garment industry, he specialized in Quality Control in English and Chinese and he worked on the Chinese Mainland.
Stewart Haakon Svendsen
Stewart Haakon Svendsen was born on October 24, 1943 at Brooklyn, NY to Grace G. Karlsen and Haakon Svendsen, and has siblings Amanda S. Stevenson, John Richard Svendsen, and Sandra Amanda (Svendsen) Moseley. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Stewart Haakon Svendsen.
Eva Eliza (Schwarze) Svendsen of Carlton Australia was born in 1880 in Fitzroy. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Eva Eliza (Schwarze) Svendsen.
William Svendsen was born on June 13, 1902 to parents Svend L Svendsen (1858-1920) and Rasmine Svendsen (born May 1861). He grew up in Damascus, Clackamas, Oregon with siblings Louise, Oris, Mary, Hannah, Sophia, and Meta Svendsen. On May 28, 1924 he married Geneva Jan Wilson (1902-1973) in Clackamas, Oregon, USA. They couple lived in Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon and had children Betty Gene Svendsen (1925-2010), William Edward Svendsen (1926-2000), and James F Svendsen (1928-2003). William was a farmer and real estate investor. He was a loving husband and father who suffered with mental illness following his wifes death after a long battle with cancer.
William James Svendsen of Newberg, Oregon United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William James Svendsen.
Svend William Svendsen of Carlton Australia was born on February 13, 1880 in Lundby Denmark, and died at age 76 years old on May 1, 1956 in TAS Australia.
Ethel Olive (Wooten) Svendsen of Richmond Australia was born in 1890 in Richmond, and died at age 53 years old in 1943 in Campbellfield, City of Hume County, VIC.
William E Svendsen of Newberg, Yamhill County, OR was born on August 21, 1926, and died at age 73 years old on January 6, 2000.
William Svendsen of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota was born on January 11, 1903, and died at age 65 years old in September 1968.
John Richard Svendsen
SVENDSEN, JOHN RICHARD married a bride named CAROLYN PEARL RICHES in the year 1966 on license number 14082 issued in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Special thanks to RECLAIM THE RECORDS. Now you may also check Archives for JOHN RICHARD SVENDSEN.
Haakon Svendsen
Haakon Svendsen was raised in Gamvik Norway by his mother, Amanda Stevenson. He joined the American Army when the Nazi's invaded his home town in Finnmark. His sister was pregnant with boy and girl twins but the Nazis made sure that his sister and her twins died. But God made sure that this evil act would be partially rectified and nine months later in Brooklyn, New York, my twin brother and I were born! His mother Amanda Svendsen's boy and girl twin grandchildren Sandra and Stewart would always be treasured by their grandmother. Haakon gladly joined the U.S. Army and was sent to Colorado but was assigned to special and more dangerous Merchant marine assignments in the North Sea because of his knowledge of seamanship, of the German language, and his fluency in Norwegian and English. I read a letter he wrote to my mother and was shocked how perfect his English was. Today English is taught in Norway in the Public Schools, but back then English wasn't that common. My father loved to sing and play guitar, tell jokes, and had a high degree of culture. For many years I was extremely close to Jan Clayton and my mother said that my father had taken her to see Jan Clayton in 1946 to see the revival of "Show Boat" on Broadway. My mother later bought Jan's show albums for me as Christmas presents. I still have the original albums 60 years later. (And 75 letter and cards from Jan Clayton.) My father took me on a ship in Brooklyn and showed me around and introduced me to some Dutch sailors. I ended up studying Norwegian in high school and even today I am still studying Norwegian. My relatives (his sister's first child Karl-Arne Fredheim) came to stay with me. His wife Marianne could not speak English but his daughter "Connie" (Aude Fredheim) is fluent in English. I told them that I would talk to Marianne in Norwegian and they scoffed. Later they were surprised that I spoke a very formal Norwegian because my teacher, Dr. Samuel Abrahamsen taught a very formal Norwegian. There is a tribute to Samuel Abrahamsen by me on ancientfaces.

Alfred Reginald Svendsen of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN was born on July 15, 1918, and died at age 79 years old on September 23, 1997. Alfred Svendsen was buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Section 13 Site 1340 7601 34th Avenue, South, in Minneapolis.
Halvor Belvedere Svendsen of Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina was born on September 13, 1918, and died at age 86 years old on March 12, 2005.
Kaare W Svendsen of Kings County, New York United States was born on September 4, 1915 in Norway or Spitzbergen, and died at age 53 years old on March 8, 1969. Kaare Svendsen was buried at Long Island National Cemetery Section 2Y Site 122 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale.
Thorleif Svendsen of Kings County, New York United States was born on July 21, 1921 in Norway or Spitzbergen, and died at age 77 years old on July 21, 1998. Thorleif Svendsen was buried at Long Island National Cemetery Section M Site 26282A 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale.
Edward J Svendsen of Alamo, Contra Costa County, California was born on January 7, 1920, and died at age 65 years old in November 1985.
Sigvald E Svendsen of Albany, Albany County, NY was born on April 9, 1906 in Norway or Spitzbergen, and died at age 71 years old in May 1977.
Walter L Svendsen of Smithland, Woodbury County, Iowa was born on May 3, 1906, and died at age 73 years old in December 1979.
Jens M Svendsen of San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA was born on December 26, 1908 in Denmark, and died at age 95 years old on July 17, 2004.
Svend Peter Svendsen of Sandy, Clackamas County, Oregon was born on February 4, 1916, and died at age 91 years old on December 11, 2007.

Popular Svendsen Biographies

Haakon Svendsen
Haakon Svendsen was raised in Gamvik Norway by his mother, Amanda Stevenson. He joined the American Army when the Nazi's invaded his home town in Finnmark. His sister was pregnant with boy and girl twins but the Nazis made sure that his sister and her twins died. But God made sure that this evil act would be partially rectified and nine months later in Brooklyn, New York, my twin brother and I were born! His mother Amanda Svendsen's boy and girl twin grandchildren Sandra and Stewart would always be treasured by their grandmother. Haakon gladly joined the U.S. Army and was sent to Colorado but was assigned to special and more dangerous Merchant marine assignments in the North Sea because of his knowledge of seamanship, of the German language, and his fluency in Norwegian and English. I read a letter he wrote to my mother and was shocked how perfect his English was. Today English is taught in Norway in the Public Schools, but back then English wasn't that common. My father loved to sing and play guitar, tell jokes, and had a high degree of culture. For many years I was extremely close to Jan Clayton and my mother said that my father had taken her to see Jan Clayton in 1946 to see the revival of "Show Boat" on Broadway. My mother later bought Jan's show albums for me as Christmas presents. I still have the original albums 60 years later. (And 75 letter and cards from Jan Clayton.) My father took me on a ship in Brooklyn and showed me around and introduced me to some Dutch sailors. I ended up studying Norwegian in high school and even today I am still studying Norwegian. My relatives (his sister's first child Karl-Arne Fredheim) came to stay with me. His wife Marianne could not speak English but his daughter "Connie" (Aude Fredheim) is fluent in English. I told them that I would talk to Marianne in Norwegian and they scoffed. Later they were surprised that I spoke a very formal Norwegian because my teacher, Dr. Samuel Abrahamsen taught a very formal Norwegian. There is a tribute to Samuel Abrahamsen by me on ancientfaces.

John Richard Svendsen
SVENDSEN, JOHN RICHARD married a bride named CAROLYN PEARL RICHES in the year 1966 on license number 14082 issued in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.A. Special thanks to RECLAIM THE RECORDS. Now you may also check Archives for JOHN RICHARD SVENDSEN.
Stewart Haakon Svendsen
Stewart Haakon Svendsen was born on October 24, 1943 at Brooklyn, NY to Grace G. Karlsen and Haakon Svendsen, and has siblings Amanda S. Stevenson, John Richard Svendsen, and Sandra Amanda (Svendsen) Moseley. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Stewart Haakon Svendsen.
Stewart Haakon Svendsen
Stewart was born and raised in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn. At the age of 12, the family moved to a 3-bedroom apartment on 57th Street in Bay Ridge. Then Sunset Park Brooklyn and afterward back to a beautiful apartment in Bay Ridge Brooklyn on Ovington Avenue. Stewart left Manual Training High School to join the Air Force and was stationed in San Antonio and later in Massachusetts. He left the Air Force after a year. After working at various jobs in the garment industry, he specialized in Quality Control in English and Chinese and he worked on the Chinese Mainland.
Sandra Amanda (Svendsen) Moseley
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Amanda (Svendsen) Jorgensen
Amanda Svendsen Jorgensen of Gamvik, Norway. My cousin said her first name was originally Russian [Ludmilla] but she NEVER used that name. Amanda gave birth to my father Haakon Svendsen. Haakon's father was listed as Kaakon Karlsen, a fisherman. Later she married Daniel Jorgensen and they had a son named Ernst Jorgensen [Haakon's half-brother]. Ernst married Signe and they had two daughters. See photos.
Carolyn Pearl Riches
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Graceanne Svendsen
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Jon Svendsen
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Elisabeth Doreen (Knowles) Svendsen MBE
Elisabeth Knowles Svendsen Elisabeth Doreen Svendsen MBE (23 January 1930 – 11 May 2011) was a British animal welfare advocate and former hotelier. Svendsen founded The Donkey Sanctuary, an animal sanctuary headquartered in Sidmouth, England, in 1969 to help abused or homeless donkeys. She also founded a related charity, the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, located in Ivybridge, during the 1970s. Svendsen was born Elisabeth Doreen Knowles in Yorkshire on 23 January 1930. She spent her early career as a teacher and secretary. She then married Niels Svendson and had four children - Clive, Lise, Sarah and Paul. Together, the couple invented a dryer specifically to dry cloth baby diapers. They sold the rights to their invention to a manufacturer and used their payment to purchase a hotel in Devon in 1966. Elisabeth and Niels later divorced. In 1969, Svendsen, a lifelong donkey enthusiast, bought her first donkey, named Naughty Face. Soon afterwards, Svendsen noticed seven neglected donkeys housed in a small livestock pen in a market in Exeter. She tried unsuccessfully to purchase the donkey in the worst condition of the group. The experience of the neglected donkeys in Exeter led Svendsen to establish The Donkey Sanctuary in 1969. She began taking in elder and disabled donkeys. She became responsible for the care of thirty-eight donkeys by 1973, an expensive undertaking. She was contacted in June 1974 by a lawyer for a late elderly woman named Violet Philpin, who had bequeathed Svendsen 204 donkeys. Svendsen gave up her hotel to work with The Donkey Sanctuary full-time. The Donkey Sanctuary, founded by Svendsen and headquartered in Sidmouth, Devon, has cared for more than 14,500 donkeys as of 2011. The sanctuary, which now has a veterinary hospital and overnight accommodations, employs approximately 500 people worldwide, including sixty in the United Kingdom who investigate reports of abused donkeys. Svendsen expanded the sanctuary to Latin America, Asia and Africa. She founded a donkey hospital with emergency room in Ethiopia, where the lifespan of a donkey is just nine years.[2] Mobile donkey clinics have also been dispatched in Mexico, Kenya and India. Donkeys at the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys in 2007 Svendsen established a sister charity to the Donkey Sanctuary, called the Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys, during the mid-1970s. The trust provides riding therapy between donkeys and children with special needs. During her career, Svendsen authored more than twelve books, including two autobiographies, Down Among the Donkeys in 1981 and For the Love of Donkeys in 1993, as well as a series of children's books. Svendsen became a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1980. In 2001, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals awarded her with the Lord Erskine Award.
William Svendsen was born on June 13, 1902 to parents Svend L Svendsen (1858-1920) and Rasmine Svendsen (born May 1861). He grew up in Damascus, Clackamas, Oregon with siblings Louise, Oris, Mary, Hannah, Sophia, and Meta Svendsen. On May 28, 1924 he married Geneva Jan Wilson (1902-1973) in Clackamas, Oregon, USA. They couple lived in Newberg, Yamhill, Oregon and had children Betty Gene Svendsen (1925-2010), William Edward Svendsen (1926-2000), and James F Svendsen (1928-2003). William was a farmer and real estate investor. He was a loving husband and father who suffered with mental illness following his wifes death after a long battle with cancer.
Son of Gulbrand Svendsen and Pernille Jonasdatter Elg. Married twice: first marriage (1876-1900) to Clara Elida Hansen, who passed away in 1900, and his second (1901-1918) to Jenny Ottesen. He had three children and one step-child.
Svend William Svendsen of Carlton Australia was born on February 13, 1880 in Lundby Denmark, and died at age 76 years old on May 1, 1956 in TAS Australia.
Johan  Severin Svendsen
Johan Severin Svendsen Famous Norwegian Composer Born: September 30, 1840, Oslo, Norway Died: June 14, 1911, Copenhagen, Denmark Nationality: Norwegian Johan Severin Svendsen (30 September 1840 – 14 June 1911) was a Norwegian composer, conductor and violinist. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, he lived most his life in Copenhagen, Denmark. Svendsen's output includes two symphonies, a violin concerto, a cello concerto, and the Romance for violin, as well as a number of Norwegian Rhapsodies for orchestra. At one time Svendsen was an intimate friend of the German composer Richard Wagner. His father was a music teacher and Svendsen learned both the violin and clarinet from him. By the time he finished school, he was working as an orchestral musician, and occasionally made short concert tours as a violinist. In Lübeck, on one of his tours, he came to the attention of a wealthy merchant who made it possible for him to study from 1863-67 at the Leipzig Conservatory. He began his studies with Ferdinand David, but problems with his hand forced him to switch to composition, which he studied with Carl Reinecke. He completed his studies in Leipzig in 1867, receiving first prize in composition. During this period, Svendsen had a son out of wedlock, Johann Richard Rudolph (1867–1933). Gradually his attention turned to conducting. After spending time in Paris (1868–70) and Leipzig (1870–72), he returned to Christiania. In the summer of 1871, he went to New York City to marry Sarah (Sally, later changed to Bergljot) Levett Schmidt, whom he had met in Paris. He was conductor of the Musical Society Concerts in Christiania (1872–77), then spent three years in Germany, Italy, England and France. He returned to teach and conduct in Kristiania (1880–1883). In 1883, he was appointed principal conductor of the Royal Theater Orchestra in Copenhagen, where he lived until his death. In 1884, he and his wife separated, and she moved to Paris. Their relationship had been chaotic for several years. A famous anecdote would have it that in 1883, in a fit of anger, she had thrown the only copy of his Symphony No. 3 in the fire. This incident was used by Henrik Ibsen in Hedda Gabler. If anything was caught up in the fire at all, it is rather unlikely it was anything near a complete symphony. However, some sketches, most likely for a symphony, were found by conductor Bjarte Engeset in 2007. They were elaborated and orchestrated by Bjørn Morten Christophersen and premiered by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Engeset in 2011. Following a divorce from Sarah (10 December 1901), he married (23 December 1901) Juliette Haase, with whom he had been living and had three children. His younger son from this marriage was the famous Danish actor Eyvind Johan-Svendsen (1896–1946). 1898 Music festival in Bergen by Agnes Nyblin. Left to right: Christian Cappelen, Catharinus Elling, Ole Olsen, Gerhard Rosenkrone Schelderup, Iver Holter, Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Edvard Grieg, Christian Sinding, Svendsen and Johan Halvorsen[1] In stark contrast to his more famous contemporary and close friend, Edvard Grieg, Svendsen was famous for his skill of orchestration rather than that of harmonic value. While Grieg composed mostly for small instrumentation, Svendsen composed primarily for orchestras and large ensembles. His most famous work is his Romance for violin and orchestra, Op. 26. He was very popular in Denmark and Norway during his lifetime, both as a composer and a conductor, winning many national awards and honors. However this popularity did not translate into acceptance into the international repertory of classical music. He died in Copenhagen, aged 70. Svendsen's first published work, the String Quartet in A minor, Op. 1, achieved great popular success. He quickly followed with the String Octet, Op. 3 and String Quintet, Op. 5, both of which added to his early fame. All of Svendsen's chamber music was written while he was at the Leipzig Conservatory, yet these works are not considered student works. By general consensus, Svendsen was regarded as one of the most talented students then at the Conservatory. His works won prizes and received public performances to much acclaim.
William James Svendsen of Newberg, Oregon United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William James Svendsen.
Married to Pernille Jonasdatter Elg in 1840. Separated in 1843, formally divorced in 1851. Never remarried. Was the father of composer Johan Severin Svendsen (1840-1911). He had seven children that we know of, only three of whom he had with Pernille.
Otto Svendsen of Bolingbrook, Will County, IL was born on June 29, 1908 in Norway, and died at age 87 years old on September 20, 1995 in Bolingbrook. Otto Svendsen was buried at King David Memorial Park in Falls Church, Fairfax, County, VA.
Ethel Olive (Wooten) Svendsen of Richmond Australia was born in 1890 in Richmond, and died at age 53 years old in 1943 in Campbellfield, City of Hume County, VIC.
As of the 1865 Norwegian Census, Ludvig Svendsen Myhre was single / never-married.
Gunnah Svendsen of Newt Australia is the father of Allen Trevor Svendsen. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Gunnah Svendsen.

Svendsen Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Svendsen family member is 75.0 years old according to our database of 888 people with the last name Svendsen that have a birth and death date listed.

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75.0 years

Oldest Svendsens

These are the longest-lived members of the Svendsen family on AncientFaces.

Johanne M Svendsen of Solvang, Santa Barbara County, CA was born on September 11, 1893, and died at age 106 years old on June 3, 2000.
106 years
Philip Svendsen of Smithtown, Suffolk County, NY was born on February 25, 1904, and died at age 105 years old on October 24, 2009.
105 years
Mildred L Svendsen of Angola, Erie County, NY was born on July 24, 1900, and died at age 102 years old on May 20, 2003.
102 years
Ottovina Svendsen of Normandy Beach, Ocean County, NJ was born on October 27, 1908, and died at age 102 years old on January 15, 2011.
102 years
Josephine Svendsen of Brighton, Polk County, MO was born on November 10, 1907, and died at age 101 years old on February 3, 2009.
101 years
Annie Svendsen of Kingsland, Camden County, Georgia was born on October 4, 1881, and died at age 101 years old in June 1983.
101 years
Nils F Svendsen was born on October 8, 1890, and died at age 99 years old on September 19, 1990. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Nils F Svendsen.
99 years
Ingrid J Svendsen of Auburn, Placer County, CA was born on July 17, 1900, and died at age 99 years old on February 13, 2000.
99 years
Borghild E Svendsen of Schaumburg, Cook County, IL was born on July 1, 1901, and died at age 99 years old on March 24, 2001.
99 years
Ruby Svendsen of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN was born on September 4, 1904, and died at age 99 years old on April 3, 2004.
99 years
Irene A Svendsen of Keansburg, Monmouth County, NJ was born on December 3, 1907, and died at age 99 years old on March 5, 2007. Irene Svendsen was buried at Bg William C Doyle Vet's Mem Cem Section N Site 18650 350 Provinceline Road, in Wrightstown.
99 years
Martha Svendsen of Greenwood Lake, Orange County, NY was born on October 30, 1880, and died at age 98 years old in February 1979.
98 years
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Hi there,

I am married to Allen Trevor Svendsens' son Matthew and I am searching for information on the family. I have as far as Allens father Gunnah who came on a ship from Norway and broke his ankle (not sure if it was in port in Australia or on the ship on the way over) and stayed behind here in Australia. Prior to that I have trouble navigating the Norwegian records, and I can also find no record of Allen's mother.

If anyone has any information they can share I would be forever grateful.

Thanks
Felicity

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