Lauritz Ericksen

17 January 1697–
Helligsø, Thisted, Denmark

The Life of Lauritz

When Lauritz Ericksen was born on 17 January 1697, in Helligsø, Thisted, Denmark, his father, Erick Lauritzsen, was 36 and his mother, Maren Boisdatter, was 28. He married Else Jensdatter about 1734, in Kobberup, Viborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Lauritz Ericksen
Else Jensdatter
Marriage: about 1734
Erich Lauritzen
Maren Lauritzdatter
Jens Lauritzen
Maren Lauritzdatter

Spouse and Children

about 1734
Kobberup, Viborg, Denmark


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 4

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.
1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

Age 16

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

Age 32

Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from Erick, from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr ( see Erickson ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Laus Erichsson in entry for Maren, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Laus Erichson in entry for Erich, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Las Erichson in entry for Jens, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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