Hrólfr Nefia


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Hrólfr Nefia

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bullet  General Notes:

~ Weis's Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 121E:17, Ragnvald, "the Wise," Jarl of North and South More, and of Ramsdal in Norway, seen in 867, and died 890. Ragnvald married Raghilde, daughter of Hroldf Nefia. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Rollo "Ganger.
Orkneyinga Saga
names "Hrolf who conquered Normandy" as son of "Earl Rognwald" and his wife "Ragnhild the daughter of Hrolf Nose," adding that he was so big that no horse could carry him, giving rise to his name "Göngu-Hrolf"[Orkneyinga Saga 4, p. 26]. Snorre names "Rolf and Thorer" as the two sons of "Earl Ragnvald" and his wife Hild, recording that Rolf was banished from Norway by King Harald and travelled to the Hebrides, settling first in Orkney before moving southwards through Scotland, and eventually conquering Normandy Snorre, Harald Harfager's Saga, 24].


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