About Stephanie J. (OWREN) Accaputo
I am a first born Owren (Ovren), 9th generation decedent from Owren/Ovren Farm. Gausdal, Norway. My paternal lineage goes back to early 1600's and from that point a maternal lineage goes towards Royalty during the Medieval Times and back to the Vikings. Sadly my children will not be carrying on the Owren name. It is said that Ovren shall have been Gausdal’s mightiest family, all from Östen Ovren’s calculations, and those of Föxen farm had the greatest prosperity. If you name ends in Owren we are ABSOLUTELY related.
Focusing on my paternal Grandfather for now. Will be working on my paternal Grandmother and my maternal grandparents in the future. My passion is Norse Mythology at the moment. I hope to learn all about Celtic Mythology in the future. I also have a passion for the Mayflower Colonists, American Revolution & Medieval European Times (Especially the Tudors.) I am a born and raised Bostonian. My roots are in New England and my family has stayed here! All of my direct, paternal and maternal, immigrant ancestors migrated to New England (mostly Rhode Island and Massachusetts), United States of America. They came from Norway, Ireland (probably Viking blood in those Irish), England (most likely Viking blood in those English too) and French Canadian. I am very proud of my families history, cultures and heritage.
One day surfing the net, I was glancing at my Uncle John Owren's web site with my Norwegian genealogy, http://www.owren.net/ (Uncle John also happens to be my Godfather) I started to google some of the names, not just the last name "Owren" or "Ovren" but the entire name of some of my paternal grandparents. And I found so much information!! I was overwhelmed, excited and eager to learn more about my ancestors. Back in the 1980's my father had received a copy of the Rossum - Slette - Owren bygdebok, Geneology literature (family bible.) Which dates back to 1610 and was typed originally by Erik Kvam in Oslo, 1 April 1945. A copy typed a month before Hitler's suicide. When I was 16, my father and mother took me and my 4 siblings to Norway. It is a beautiful country and the sing song voices that make it seem that everyone is always happy. So as I was googling the names and reading all the information on-line about the Owren/Ovren family, I got the bug to start my own genealogy pages. And that is where we are now. My mother had already started her Irish genealogy pages on another site, but it wasn't working right for her she said. So she inputted all of her ancestors for me and the family. I have been working on my father's side of the family. Over the years my father, his sister and brothers always had stories of their huge Norwegian family. And I hope to now document those stories so future generations can read them and enjoy them. I know I have enjoyed reading some of the stories I have come across. The Vikings were awesome story tellers hence all of the Viking sagas. 2/20/08
Main source Noen slektshistoriske data vedrpremde OWREN Oslo 1 April 1945 by Erik Kvam, Avskrift, Hamar 1 Juli 1963, Avskrift av avskriften, Hamar August 1964 prepared and sent to Stephen Ivar Owren by Svend Owren, son of Thorleif Owren. Still needs translation into English from Norwegian, but tree is translated. I will be scanning to PDF hopefully soon!
Source Tor.Onshus@onshus.no * http://onshus.no (my grandfather Ivar Alf Owren listed http://onshus.no/TNG/getperson.php?personID=I117487&tree=1 Source The First Record http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~enderlin/bergersen/Record-1-english.pdf