Finnetorp

English translation: Finnish farm

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Norwegian term or phrase:Finnetorp
English translation:Finnish farm
Entered by: Timoshka

00:40 May 11, 2015
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
Norwegian term or phrase: Finnetorp
In a legal document from the mid-18th century, mention is made of a petitioner, "boende paa et Finnetorp i Elverum Sogn kaldet Østenheeden i Aggershuus Amt udi Vor Rige Norge..." I have found a couple of references using this word, but am still unclear on its precise meaning. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Timoshka
Local time: 09:07
Finnish farm
Explanation:
Finnish immigrants came to Norway centuries ago and settled and built small farms (torp). Their method was slash-and-burn, but I think Finnish (immigrant) farm covers it.
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Elisabeth Maurland
United States
Local time: 09:07
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Many thanks!
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3 +2Finnish farm
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Finnish farm


Explanation:
Finnish immigrants came to Norway centuries ago and settled and built small farms (torp). Their method was slash-and-burn, but I think Finnish (immigrant) farm covers it.


    Reference: http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnetorp
    Reference: http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skogfinner
Elisabeth Maurland
United States
Local time: 09:07
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michele Fauble
16 hrs

agree  Charles Ek: Some of them also came to Minnesota somewhat later and did the same thing. :-)
2 days 13 hrs
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