Hallad Ragnvaldsson Orkneyjarl

Is your surname Orkneyjarl?

Research the Orkneyjarl family

Hallad Ragnvaldsson Orkneyjarl's Geni Profile

Records for Hallad Orkneyjarl

2,222 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Hallad Ragnvaldsson Orkneyjarl

Also Known As: "Hallaður Rögnvaldsson", "Haddad", "Hallad Ragnvaldsson", "Jarl of Orkney"
Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Sunnmøre, Norway
Death: 894 (44)
Place of Burial: Norway
Immediate Family:

Son of Ragnvald Eysteinsson, Earl of Møre and NN Frille (Mistress/es) of Ragnvald Mørejarl, mother/s of Torf-Einar, Hrollaug and Hallad
Husband of NN Wife of Hallard Ragnvaldsson
Father of Þórir 'Thore' Hallaðarson
Brother of Einarr "Turf" Rognvaldsson, Orkneyjarl; Hrollager Rognvaldsson and Hrollaug Ragnvaldsson Eyjafjörður, Íslands
Half brother of Ivar Ragnvaldsson Mørejarl; Gange-Hrólfr 'Rollo' of Normandy; Thore 'The Silent' and Gutum Ragnvaldson

Occupation: Earl in Orkney
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Hallad Ragnvaldsson Orkneyjarl

Hallad Ragnvaldsson (Hallaðr Rǫgnvaldsson)

Hallaðr Rǫgnvaldsson Tilnavn / fordanskning: Hallad Jarl Lokalitet: Norge? Relationer: Søn af Røgnvald Jarl.Kilder: Landnamabogen: 96, 270.


Raghild "Hild" Nefja was not the mother of Hallad, he was the illegitimate son of Ragnvald, no records exist of his mother. In the Orkney saga, the brothers Einar, Hallad (Haddad) and Ivar are referred to as "frillesønner", sons of a frille (=literally mistress, or partner - "concubine" is not a good term for Nordic countries). Whether Ragnvald's four illegitimate sons Einar, Hrollaug, Hallad and Ivar had the same mother is not known, but highly unlikely.

From Harald Hårfagres (Fairhair) saga: "Earl Ragnvald was King Harald's dearest friend, and the king had the greatest regard for him. He was married to Hild, a daughter of Rolf Nefia, and their sons were Rolf and Thorer. Earl Ragnvald had also three sons by concubines, -- the one called Hallad, the second Einar, the third Hrollaug; and all three were grown men when their brothers born in marriage were still children Rolf became a great viking, and was of so stout a growth that no horse could carry him, and wheresoever he went he must go on foot; and therefore he was called Rolf Ganger.

Hallad var frillesønn.

Hallad Ragnvaldsson, Earl of Orkney (1) M, #104783 Last Edited=28 Oct 2002

    Hallad Ragnvaldsson, Earl of Orkney is the son of Ragnvald I 'the Wise' Eysteinsson, Earl of More and Groa (?). (1)
    Hallad Ragnvaldsson, Earl of Orkney was also known as Earl of Orkney. (1)

Forrás / Source: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10479.htm#i104783

He returned to norway where he died, having abandoned his Jarldom of Orkney
Jarl på Møre. 4th Jarl over Orknøyane frå 883-885 AD. Gav jarledømet til broren Einar i 885.


1. RAGNVALD "the Wise", son of EYSTEIN "Glumra/Clatterer" Jarl in Norway & his wife ---] (-[894]). Orkneyinga Saga names “Eystein the Clatterer, father of the wise counsellor Earl Rognwald the Powerful…”, adding that “Earl Rognwald campaigned with King Harald Fine-Hair who gave him charge of North More, South More and Romsdale”[784]. Snorre names "Ragnvald Earl of More, a son of Eystein "Glumra" when recording that he had become a supporter of King Harald who had invested him with the districts of North More and Raumsdal[785]. Snorre records that he was created Jarl of North and South Möre and of Raumsdal in Norway by Harald I "Hårfagre" King of Norway after his victory at Solskiel [869] against Hunthiof King of Möre and Nokve King of Raumsdal[786]. Orkneyinga Saga and Snorre both record that King Harald granted Shetland and Orkney to Ragnvald in compensation for the death of his son Ivar[787]. The Historia Norwegie records that "principi Rogwaldi" crossed the Solund Sea, destroyed the peoples of the Orkney islands, in the days of "Haraldi Comati regis…Norwegie"[788]. Snorre records that Ragnvald was ambushed in his hall and burned alive by Halfdan Haaleg and Gudred Liomi, two of King Harald's sons[789]. (Cawley's Medlands)

a) for other children: see Cawley’s NORWEGIAN NOBILITY.

b) HALLAD . Orkneyinga Saga names “Hallad, Hrollaug and the youngest Einar” as “natural sons” of “Earl Rognwald”[790]. Snorre names "Hallad, the second Einar, the third Hrollaug" as the three sons of "Earl Ragnvald" by concubines, adding that they were all "grown men" when their legitimate brothers were still children[791]. Jarl [of Orkney]. Orkneyinga Saga records that Ragnvald sent “his son Hallad west to the islands” after hearing of the death of his brother and nephew, and that Harald I "Hårfagre" King of Norway gave “the title of earl” to Hallad who “came to Orkney and took up residence on Mainland”[792]. Snorre records that Earl Ragnvald installed his son Hallad as Jarl of Orkney after the death of his brother Sigurd, but that he resigned the earldom and returned to Norway[793]. Orkneyinga Saga records that, following complaints by farmers about Viking raids, Hallad “tiring of his rule, gave up the earldom and went back to Norway as a common landholder” which “made him a laughing stock”[794].

m ---. The name of Hallad´s wife is not known. (Cawley's Medlands)

Hallad & his wife had one child:

i) THORE. Are´s Landnama-book records that "Thor-rid the daughter of Thore, the son of Earl Hallad, the son of Rogn-wald Earl of More" married "Thor-gils…"[795]. (Cawley's Medlands)

(a) THOR-RID . Are´s Landnama-book records that "Thor-rid the daughter of Thore, the son of Earl Hallad, the son of Rogn-wald Earl of More" married "Thor-gils of Thor-gils-stead in Deep-frith, the father of Coll", son of "Thor-beorn Loke…the son of Bead-mod of Scut [who] went to Iceland and took in settlement Deep-frith and Gruoch-ness, up to Gowe-frith", and names their descendants[796].

m THORGILS, son of THORBEORN Loke & his wife ---. (Cawley's Medlands)

view all

Hallad Ragnvaldsson Orkneyjarl's Timeline

Sunnmøre, Norway
Age 35
- 893
Age 41
Orkney Islands
Age 44
Age 44
3rd Jarl of Orkney