When Karen Jensen was christened on 9 July 1797, in Als, Skivehus, Denmark, her father, Jens Gundersen, was 56 and her mother, Johane Jorgensdatter, was 42. She married Jens Christensen on 11 July 1825. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .
English: variant of Jennison .
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