Jørgen Hansen Kofoed

about 1730–
Nylars, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Jørgen Hansen

When Jørgen Hansen Kofoed was born about 1730, in Nylars, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Hans Jørgensen, was 39 and his mother, Karen Pedersdatter Kofoed, was 26.

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Jørgen Hansen Kofoed
1730–
Bodil Hermansdatter
1701–1793

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World Events (8)

1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 0

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 7

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 32

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of Dutch Koefoed or Koevoet, literally ‘cow's foot’, hence a nickname for someone with a club foot or other deformity of the foot, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a cow's foot (presumably a butcher's shop). The term also denotes a crowbar (because it is cleft like a cow's hoof), and the name may also have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such tools.2 Danish: nickname with the same meaning as 1, from ko ‘cow’ + fod ‘foot’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jorgen Hansen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jørgen Hansen Kofoed - Published information: Lived: 7 Sg. Hullegaard; ; Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark

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