Husmannsplass (or just "husmann")

English translation: Smallholder or tentant farmer

19:00 May 15, 2006
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Anthropology
Norwegian term or phrase: Husmannsplass (or just "husmann")
Not sure which field(s) this term belongs in, but I hope someone can help me out with this. Thanks in advance.

I'm not really close to settling on a translation myself; the best I've got so far has been thinking in terms of "vassalage", "fiefdom", etc.
karhedron
Local time: 05:04
English translation:Smallholder or tentant farmer
Explanation:
I am not sure if this is what you had in mind, the "old fashioned" UK version is a "Cotter, Cottier, or Cottar, Crofter"
I guess the "fiefdom" was medieval, not sure how far back you are wanting to go...:)
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Local time: 20:04
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Husmannsplass (or just
Smallholder or tentant farmer


Explanation:
I am not sure if this is what you had in mind, the "old fashioned" UK version is a "Cotter, Cottier, or Cottar, Crofter"
I guess the "fiefdom" was medieval, not sure how far back you are wanting to go...:)



    Reference: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/na27.html
Rebecca Barath
United States
Local time: 20:04
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agree  Per Bergvall: Make that tenant farmer, and I'm with you...
1 hr
  -> Takk Per...regna med at tenant farmer var den riktige..:)

agree  grethemay: I agree with tenant farmer. This was also common in the not so distant past.(not as long ago as medieval)
2 hrs
  -> Takk Grethe...:)
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