When Hans Hansen Koefoed was born in 1728, in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Hans Jørgensen, was 37 and his mother, Karen Pedersdatter Kofoed, was 24.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Thor, Jorgen, Knud, Holger, Morten, Nils, Einer, Johan.
Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Flemish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Hans . This is the most common surname in Norway. Compare Hanson 4 and also 2 below.
Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, Dutch, Flemish, and Danish Hanssen , a variant of 1 above. Compare Hansson 2.