Our family name is spelt Møller in Norwegian and Möller in Swedish, the letters "ø" and "ö" are really the same just written with a slash in Norwegian and Danish and with omlaut Swedish and German. This letter is not found in the English alphabet and some prefer to replace it with "oe" when writing English. I normally just drop the slash spelling our family name "Moller" when writing in an English language context.

Nils-Kristian Moller
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Møller-treffene - Moller Family Gatherings

Written by Liv and Jan-Fredrik. Free translation by Nils-Kristian.

It all started whith Jul and Sverre Møller inviting family and friends to the "Day of our Home" each November 11th. This was the date they moved in at their new home in the hills in Oslo in 1924. They called the house "Kleiva", a Norwegian word indicating a hillside. This became a strong yearly tradition gathering their five children and their growing families as well. We allways song the "Kleiva-song" where verses were added when the family increased.

When Jul and Sverre both died in 1985 the house "Kleiva" was sold out of the family. We all valued the tradition of meeting on November 11th and we wanted children and grandchildren to experience the value of belonging to a greater family. So Liv and Jan-Fredrik with their children Marianne and Jan-Christian invited us to a "Møller Treff" (treff=gathering) in their home at Nordberg in Oslo in 1986.

The next to invite was Mette and Helge in 1988 and from there on there has been many gatherings. The event is now arranged every second year and it is moved to summertime. All descendants of Kristine and Nils Ingemann Møller, the parents of Sverre, Alf, George and Nils, are invited. The arrangement committees are either from one of the family branches or members living in the same geographical area.

Here is an overview of the Møller gatherings from 1986 until now (2015):

1986Nordberg in OsloLiv /Jan-Fredrik
1988PorsgrunnMette/Helge
1989VästeråsMarianne/Finn
1990BergenGunvor/Dag
1992Hemsedal (Lykkja mountain lodge)Marianne/Liv/Jan-Fredrik
1993StathelleRandi/Inge
1995NyhågåMarianne/Finn
1997BergenGunvor/Dag
1999HemsedalMarianne/Liv/Jan-Fredrik
2001StathelleElin/Bernt/Mette/Helge
2003VästeråsMarianne/Finn/Jennifer/Jan/Sten
2005OsloDag/Ragnhild/Tove/Tore/Nils/Petter
2007RøldalIngfrid/Knut/Tullemor/Finn/Kjersti/Gunnar
2009Greåker/FredrikstadMarianne/Espen/Jan-Christian/Liv/Jan-Fredrik
2011Bamble (Fjordglimt)Mette/Helge/Elin/Bernt
2013BjorliJan/Jennifer/Jorunn/Sten
2015Oslo/HakadalDag/Tore/Petter

In addition to the names om the list the next generation kids have often been engaged in the arrangements as well.

 

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