Thorson

Anyone researching their Scandinavian history comes across the unique naming system.  In my case, “Smedstad” resulted in the immigrant children adopting “Thorson” as their surname.

 

1-Thor Christiansen SMEDSTAD

Relationship between Thor Smedstad and Pat Conwell

b: 3 Jan 1810, Fåberg Herad, Oppland, Norway
+Margreta IVERSDATTER
b: 12 Aug 1819, Fåberg, Oppland, Norway
m: 27 Oct 1841, Fåberg, Oppland, Norway
d: 8 Jan 1876
. . . . . 2-Christian THORSON
b: 20 Feb 1842, , , Norway
d: bef 1920
. . . . . 2-Andreas TORESEN
b: 31 Mar 1845, Fåberg, Oppland, Norway
d:
. . . . . 2-Martinus John THORSON
b: 29 Feb 1848, Lillehamer, Lisgaard Farm, Norway
d: 26 Sep 1940, Maple Plain, Hennepin, MN
. . . . . 2-Ben THORSON
b: 17 Oct 1850, , Oyer, Oppland, NOR
d: 1930