When Knudt Knudten Jr was born on 8 August 1793, in Norddorf, Amrum, Tondern, Schleswig-Holstein, Prussia, Germany, his father, Knudt Girres, was 42 and his mother, Gontje Frodden, was 37. He married Marret Matthiessen on 1 July 1813, in Amrum, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 4 July 1856, at the age of 62, and was buried in Nebel, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.