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'OUR GLASS:

The OLESON-DAY Family

by Karen E. Oleson

Thomas R. Oleson and Helen Margaret Day 1936.

Contents

Introduction

Surnames

Contact

Home Card

Index

Sources


Introduction

'OUR GLASS:

The Oleson-Day Families

 

Our family is 3/4 Celtic -- Irish, Scotish and Norwegian. The 1/4 is French Huguenot-German Palatine. However, like most North American families, our roots span a number of European countries:

Norway, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, France - and no doubt more.

The OLSEN-OLESON family are 100% Norwegian including the areas of:

Trondheim, Sør Trondelag (the Thomsen-Thompson Family);
Bergen, Hordaland (the Olsen Family);
Ringsaker, Hedmark (the Kvarberg-Knudsatter Family);
Rælingen (Fet), Akershus (the Strøm-Steffensen Family); and
Nettedal, Akershus (the Strøm-Kvarberg Family).

Our Norwegian family emigrated to:

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska (Olsen-Oleson and Thomsen-Thompson families);
Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska (Strøm family);
Wisner, Cuming County, Nebraska (Thomsen-Thompson family);
Seattle, King County, Washington (Oleson-Strøm Family);
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon (Oleson Family);
Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon (Ganong Family).

The Canadian DAY-LOUX (Loucks) family is more complex. We have Huguenot, Palatine roots in this branch that emigrated to Upstate New York in 1710 from the Netherlands with Queen Anne of England's assistance and were caught up in the American Revolution. Some were "Tories" in New York - Loyalists - and recognized in Canada as United Empire Loyalist immigrants. Our family comes from this group. and include:


Rhineland areas of Germany (Palatines) via Upstate NY (Piller-Pillar & Loucks-Loux Families);
Southwestern France (Huguenots) (Loux-Loucks-Laux family).

Irish to Canada from:
Cahirciveen, County Kerry (Day-Cantlon (Cantlin) family;
Abbeyleix, Queen's (Laois) County (McMahon family)

Tunbridge Wells, Sussex/Kent Counties, England (Ridley family)
Scotland via Ireland (Gough family).

All our Canadian families ultimately settled in Ontario, Canada

Major links of use in Norwegian research:


Norway's Digital Archive (in Norwegian)
< http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/ >

Norway's Digital Archive (in English - less complete)
< http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/index-eng.htm >

1880 Norwegians in Nebraska
< http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=arkivverket/us/NEBR1880&postnr=&spraak=e >

 

Major links of use in Canadian research:



Major links of use in Irish research:



Major links of use in Scotish research:



Major links of use in Palatine research:



Major links of use in Huguenot research:


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