Christen Jensen Bodker

Maleabout 1661–22 July 1742

Brief Life History of Christen

Christen Jensen Bodker was born about 1661, in Thisted, Denmark. He married Zitsel Jensdatter in 1691, in Klitten, Nordjylland, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He died on 22 July 1742, in Denmark, at the age of 82.

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Christen Jensen Bodker
Zitsel Jensdatter
Marriage: 1691
Michel Christensen Bodker
Christen Jensen
Christen Christensen
Anders Christensen Bodker

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  • Marriage
    1691Klitten, Nordjylland, Denmark
  • Children (4)

    World Events (4)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 40

    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 52

    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 68

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.

    Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .

    English: variant of Jennison .

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

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