Svend Jespersen Dam

26 May 1806–2 April 1839
Vesterø, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Svend

When Svend Jespersen Dam was christened on 26 May 1806, in Vesterø, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Jesper Larsen Dam, was 23 and his mother, Else Joergensdatter Svendsdatter Drage Sundt, was 26. He married Anne Cathrine Pedersdatter Jerup on 18 November 1829, in Vesterø, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 April 1839, in his hometown, at the age of 32, and was buried in Vesterø, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Svend Jespersen Dam
Anne Cathrine Pedersdatter Jerup
Marriage: 18 November 1829
Else Svendsdatter Dam
Jersper Svendsen Dahm
Jens Peder Svendsen Dam
Maren Pedersdatter Svendsdatter Dam
Anne Cathrine Svendsdatter Dam

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18 November 1829
Vesterø, Hjørring, Denmark


    Else Svendsdatter Dam


    Jersper Svendsen Dahm


    Jens Peder Svendsen Dam


    Maren Pedersdatter Svendsdatter Dam


    Anne Cathrine Svendsdatter Dam


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World Events (4)

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1818 · Danmarks Nationalbank

Danmarks Nationalbank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark and serves as an independent and credible institution that issues the krone, the Danish currency. The bank undertakes all functions related to the management of the Danish central-government debt.

Name Meaning

Danish and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jesper, Danish and Low German form of Kaspar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Jespersen Dahm, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • Svend Jespersen Dahm in entry for Ane Catrine Svendsdatter, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

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