When Rasmus Clausen Ebbe was born about 1702, in Toreby, Musse, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Claus Matzen Ebbe, was 41 and his mother, Kirsten Pedersdatter, was 40. He married Cidsel Hansdatter in 1728, in Flintinge, Toreby, Ålholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died in October 1768, in Flintinge, Toreby, Ålholm, Denmark, at the age of 67, and was buried in Toreby, Ålholm, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Holger, Bente, Ingard, Niels, Ansgar, Astrid, Bent, Bjorn, Erik, Evald, Jorgen, Knud.
North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variants Claussen and Klausen . Compare Clauson 1.