When Hans Iversen was born in January 1774, in Sellerup, Gauerslund, Holmans, Vejle, Denmark, his father, Ivar Andersen Hviid, was 48 and his mother, Karen Madsdatter, was 46. He married Dorthe Nielsdatter on 10 August 1804, in Gauerslund, Koldinghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 May 1832, in Gauerslund, Koldinghus, Denmark, at the age of 58, and was buried in Gauerslund, Koldinghus, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Iver, Bernt, Erik, Niels, Svein, Alf, Anders, Bent, Bjorg, Einer, Gudmund, Jorgen.
Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Iver, from Old Norse Ívarr, a compound of either ív ‘yew tree, bow’ or Ing (the name of a god) + ar ‘warrior’ or ‘spear’.
North German: patronymic from an ancient Germanic personal name, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Iverson 1.