When Frederik Nielsen was born in 1776, in Bjergby, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Niels Stephansen, was 50 and his mother, Birgette Pedersdr, was 35. He married Kierstan Poulsen on 28 October 1804, in Bjergby, Åstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 January 1840, in his hometown, at the age of 64, and was buried in Bjergby, Åstrup, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .
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