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Torkelsen and Torkelson are Norwegian and Danish patronymic surnames which may refer to:

A patronymic surname is a surname originated from the given name of the father or a patrilineal ancestor. Different cultures have different ways of producing patronymic surnames.


Red Torkelson American baseball player

Chester Leroy "Red" Torkelson, was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1917 with the Cleveland Indians. He batted and threw right-handed. Torkelson had a 2-1 record, with a 7.66 ERA, in four games, in his one-year career. He was born and died in Chicago, Illinois.

Eric Torkelson American football player

Eric Grove Torkelson is a former American football running back who played seven seasons for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League from.

Paul M. Torkelson is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 16B, which includes all or portions of Brown, Redwood and Renville counties in the southwestern part of the state. He is also a fourth-generation Watonwan County corn, soybean and pork farmer, with family roots in the area since 1878, and a former music teacher.


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Aaron Michael Metchik, also credited as Aaron Metchik, is an American actor, writer, and director, known for his role as Steven Floyd Torkelson on The Torkelsons.

Valen TV is a Norwegian TV-show created by Kristian Valen which was shown on TVNorge in 2003. The show consists of seven episodes, each lasting for about 25 minutes. The show is mainly parodies of Norwegian and international TV-shows and music videos. Kristian Valen plays all parts in the show himself, whether parodies of famous people in real world or original characters like Helge, Geir and Kjartan

Twin Cities Hardingfelelag is an amateur folk music group in the Twin Cities, United States, specializing in Norwegian folk music played on the Hardingfele.

Olivia Nicole Burnette is an American actress who began her career as a child actress at the age of six. She is perhaps best known for her role in the NBC sitcom The Torkelsons (1991–1993). Burnette was nominated for eleven Young Artist Awards.

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Per Inge Torkelsen Norwegian comedian, author and politician

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Thorkildsen may refer to:

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Lasse Torkelson Trædal was a Norwegian farmer, schoolteacher and politician for the Liberal Party.

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