Stoltenberg (Norwegian family)

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Stoltenberg is a Norwegian family.

Various branches of the family have long political traditions. The family may be traced back to Henrik Monssen, who was a churchwarden in Tønsberg.[1] Henrik Monssen was the great-grandfather of Vincent and Jens Stoltenberg, a merchant and a priest, respectively.[1] They have several descendants, among others Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Thorvald Stoltenberg.

The name Stoltenberg derives from the village Stoltenberg in present-day Germany. While living as a student in Holstein, one of the Stoltenberg family's ancestors adopted this name.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Stoltenberg". Store norske leksikon. 
  2. ^ Hvem tror du at du er, 8/2013.