Ylvis

by Manila on April 24, 2015

iHeartRadio Music Festival Las Vegas 2013 - Day 1Vegard Ylvisåker (left) and Bård Ylvisåker (right)

Birth Name: Vegard Ylvisåker and Bård Urheim Ylvisåker

Place of Birth: Trondheim, Norway (Vegard) and Bergen, Norway (Bård)

Date of Birth: May 19, 1979 (Vegard) and March 21, 1982 (Bård)

Ethnicity: Norwegian

Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker are Norwegian comedian siblings, together known as Ylvis. Vegard is the older brother. Their parents are Helga Urheim and Hans Terje Ylvisåker.

Ylvis’ paternal grandfather is Steinar Odd Ylvisåker (the son of Hans Ylvisåker).

Ylvis’ paternal grandmother is Barbro Haug (the daughter of Torleiv Vangensteen Haug and Brita Nundal). Torleiv was the son of Ole Torleivsen Åbøle (later Haug) and Kari Seim Eldegard. Brita was the daughter of Trond Anfindsen Nundal and Barbro Olsdatter Nundal. Trond and Barbro were both born with the same surname.

Ylvis’ maternal grandparents are Johannes Urheim and Gunnvor Olstad (the daughter of Nils Jensen Olstad and Gunnhild Karlsdatter Jostedal). Gunnvor was born in Kaupanger, Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane. Nils was the son of Jens Nielsen Olstad and Kari Torstensdatter Flatland. Gunnhild was the daughter of Karl Olai Hermundsen Tvedt and Sofia Andersdatter Fossen.

Source: Genealogies of Ylvis – https://www.geni.com

photo by Prphotos

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra April 25, 2016 at 12:15 am

These two people look races apart and yet they’re brothers.

One looks like he’s related to Adam Sandler and the other looks like he is an Anglo-Celtic surfer dude.

neiltennant October 8, 2017 at 6:45 am

the first one looks ethnic

no original norwegian looks this way

Adrian1Cram February 12, 2016 at 9:43 pm

They even look like a Ylvis.

Devotion October 23, 2015 at 12:12 am

“Ellen Blinkenberg reported that Vegard is of 99.3% European and 0.7% exotic ancestry”

Aren’t they siblings? That means they both have an “exotic” ancestry, except that it “shows” in Vegard more.

Gurrl August 28, 2015 at 12:18 pm

The one on the right looks typical Norwegian. The one on the left, does not.

Devotion October 23, 2015 at 12:09 am

You don’t say.

neiltennant October 8, 2017 at 6:46 am

yes correct

the left one looks foreign

Manila July 23, 2015 at 1:59 am

The identity of their paternal grandmother has been resolved. Please, remove all the sources.

Ylvis’ paternal grandmother is Barbro Haug (the daughter of Torleiv Vangensteen Haug and Brita Nundal). Torleiv was the son of Ole Torleivsen Åbøle (later Haug) and Kari Seim Eldegard. Brita was the daughter of Trond Anfindsen Nundal and Barbro Olsdatter Nundal. Trond and Barbro were born with the same farm name.

Meanwhile, the identity of Gunnvor has not yet been resolved as of now.

Manila July 22, 2015 at 4:19 am

Please, remove their paternal grandmother because there is something wrong with the relationship while merging the family tree in Geni. I will update you if something has been fixed.

But the good news is, their maternal grandmother’s surname has been verified.

Manila July 22, 2015 at 4:23 am

Wait, there is something wrong again with their maternal grandmother. Please, don’t verify yet.

Manila June 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

Ylvis’ maternal grandmother was Gunnvor (maiden surname unknown).

Manila June 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

I am not sure if her maiden surname is Olstad and if her parents were Nils Jensen Olstad and Gunhild Karlsdatter Jostedal.

Here’s the image of her (likely) baptismal record: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20050809051009.jpg

Here’s the image of Nils & Gunhild’s marriage record: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20050809051042.jpg

Manila June 2, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Please, replace the source for baptismal record of Barbro Johanna Vetti: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20050810020598.jpg

Sorry for my mistake.

Manila June 2, 2015 at 8:50 am

I am now sure about their grandparents (except of course for their maternal grandmother). If it ends with “søn/sen” or “dotter/datter”, it means that the ancestor is the son/daughter of his/her father.

Manila April 28, 2015 at 5:23 am

Bard -> Bård (on the title)

Please, put a stress. Thanks.

Manila April 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm
Manila April 26, 2015 at 7:54 am

I have researched some of their grandparents so far, but I am 90% sure of the following:

Their paternal grandfather is Steinar Odd Ylvisåker (the son of Hans Ylvisåker).

Their maternal grandfather is Johannes Urheim.

Please, don’t put these sources because these links are now dead. I used the cache to retrieve the information: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:X99C2pdeEwkJ:familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/s/e/Arnfinn-Lseth-vre-rdal/BOOK-0001/0007-0039.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ph & http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:pkGMD9KUf7QJ:familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/s/e/ArnfinnLseth-vre-rdal/BOOK-0001/0005-0062.html+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ph

Manila April 26, 2015 at 8:23 am

I am not sure if their paternal grandmother is Barbro Johanna Vetti (the daughter of Alfred Vetti). Her marriage year is matched with Steinar’s ( http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:q3EiC8cXC_YJ:familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/s/e/ArnfinnLseth-vre-rdal/BOOK-0001/0005-0067.html+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ph ) along with their public records: http://www.1881.no/person/sogndal/sogndal/steinar-odd-ylvisaaker_6191286S1/ (you will see Barbro’s name)

Manila April 26, 2015 at 7:45 am

Their parents are Hans Terje Ylvisåker and Helga Urheim. I am still searching for their grandparents.

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