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About the Schive surname

The Schive surname has its origin from Denmark & the city Skive in northern Jylland.

Some of the first persons with the name in Norway was Lauritz Jenssøn Skifve, he is known as a aldermann in the city Trondheim, Norway in 1639. Possibly he is a son or a grandson of a immigrant from the city Skive & Denmark. He could also be the first person from Skive in his line.

Lauritz Jenssø Skifve is maybe a brother of a Jens Jenssøn Skive who is a aldermann in Bergen, He is registered in "Norske Rigsregistranter" in 1639 & 40. We could speculate in that they maybe was a son of merchandise-immigrant from Skive, Denmark that first settled down in Bergen, the easiest place to arrive to from the seaway.