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Thorvald Asvaldsson

Icelandic: Þorvaldur Ásvaldsson, Norwegian: Thorvald Åsvaldsson Åsvaldsson, Norse, Old: Þorvaldr Ásvaldsson
Also Known As: "Thorvald", "Asvaldsson", "Þórvaldr Ásvaldsson"
Birthplace: Jaederen, Norway
Death: before 980
Drangavík, Hornstrandir, Westfjords, Iceland
Place of Burial: Meyjarseli
Immediate Family:

Son of Ásvaldur Úlfsson
Husband of N.N.
Father of Erik the Red and N.N. Thorvaldsdottir

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About Thorvald Asvaldsson

Thorvald Asvaldsson (Old Norse: Þórvaldr Ásvaldsson) was the father of the colonizer of Greenland, Erik the Red, and grandfather of Leif Ericson, who visited North America centuries before Christopher Columbus. Thorvald's father was Ásvald Ulfsson, whose father was Ulf Oxen-Thorisson, whose father was Oxen-Thorir, brother of Naddodd, discoverer of Iceland.

Thorvald Ásvaldsson was born in Norway. He was exiled from Norway c. 960, during the reign of King Harald Fairhair, for the crime manslaughter. He left with his son Erik to northwest Iceland, where he died before 980.

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Thorvald Ásvaldsson was a settler in Hornstrandir. He and his son, Eric the Red were guilty of manslaughter on the periphery in Norway. They came to Iceland and took Þorvaldur land and lived on Drangar in Drangavik. After his death brought up Eric south Haukadal.

Thorvald the son Ásvaldr, Oxen-Thorir.

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Age 20
Sola, Rogaland, Norway
Age 60
Hornstrandir, Westfjords, Iceland