When Ellen Knudsdatter was christened on 21 October 1764, in Ferritslev, Rolsted, Odense, Denmark, her father, Knud Hansen, was 44 and her mother, Anna Rasmusdatter, was 27. She married Hans Nielsen on 15 July 1785, in Rolsted, Odense, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She was buried in Rolsted, Odense, Denmark.
Originally a variant of Helen , although now no longer associated with that name. Initial H- tended to be added and dropped rather capriciously, leading to many doublets ( compare for example Esther and Hester ). It is also sometimes used as a short form of Eleanor , to which, however, it is unrelated.