Laura Svehaug
Laura Svehaug
Birth: 19 November 1886
Svedhaug, Selje, Norway
Death: 6 March 1998
Bergen, Norway
Age: 111 years, 107 days
Country: NOR FlagNOR

Laura Svehaug (née Jorgensdatter; 19 November 1886 – 6 March 1998) is a verified Norwegian supercentenarian.[1]


Laura Svehaug was born Laura Hansine Jørgensdatter in Svedhaug, Selje, as the daughter of Jorgen Torbjornsen and Ingeborg Jakobsdatter. She was christened on 12 December 1886.[2] She had 4 other siblings: Oline, Jorgine, Ingebrigt and Ola.[3] She worked as a servant in Bergen for most of her adult life.[4]

She never married. The name change is due to the fact that when people stopped using patronymic names like Jorgensdatter (the daughter of Jorgen), people chose to use names of places in the area. Laura was born in Svedhaug, which could be where Svehaug originates from.

Laura Svehaug died in Bergen on 6 March 1998, aged 111 years, 107 days. She was the third-oldest person from Norway, but is now fourth due to being surpassed by Elisabet Ekenaes.


Norway's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Ellen Hoddo • Beret Esp • Kristine Fredriksen • Ingeborg Time • Tomine Seland • Martha Eike • Olav Holtan • Hulda Lie • Ludvig Froysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Inga Nilsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Maren Bolette Torp • Aasne Hustveit • Erik Arnegard • Klara Jorgensen • Inga Storstenvik • Lydianna Endresen • Ella Hagen • Laura Svehaug • Amund Vermedal • Karen Svisdal • Herborg Tjoflot • Olav Hovatn • Harriet Holm • Borghild Nilsen • Anna Gundersen • Asborg Aarli • Ingeborg Thuen • Inger Buchholdt • Emma Bendiksen • Gunda Harangen • Ida Sofie Hanssen • Gudrun Onshuus • Helene Nilsen • Kristi Oktedalen • Ragndid Slotfeldt-Ellingsen • Elisabet Ekenaes • Ragnhild HaugenTorbjorn OverboMarie Andersen

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