When Hans Christian Christensen was born on 21 December 1810, in Borgen, Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Christen Olsen, was 33 and his mother, Mari Hansdatter, was 21. He married Ellen Margrete Eriksdatter on 22 August 1839, in Asker, Akershus, Norway. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 3 October 1904, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 93.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .
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