When Knud Jespersen was born in August 1713, in Storvorde, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Jesper Povelsen, was 50 and his mother, Maren Knudsdatter, was 40. He died in September 1758, in his hometown, at the age of 45, and was buried in Storvorde, Ålborghus, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Aksel, Eilif, Jorgen, Maija, Niels, Sigfred, Sten. German Otto.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jesper, Danish and Low German form of Kasper and Kaspar , equivalents of Casper .