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From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Norway
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:14:18 -0400
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Larry Boswell <> wrote:

> I find the Norwegian patronymic system isn't as difficult to wade through
> (generation to generation) as I had first expected. It's very logical in
> many way. I have some experience with Welsh research, so that helps.


It appears your experience with Norwegian names is mostly in Norway itself.
I thought you might be interested in how patronymic names become a bit
jumbled in the hands of the "next generation" after the families reach North
America. I have documented the wide variety of names under which I have
found my Norwegian ancestors in the United States, principally Minnesota, in
an article called,
"What Did You Say your Name Was?" You can find it here:


Richard P.
Fairfax, Virginia

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