When Anne Stephansen was christened on 5 April 1705, in Bjergby, Åstrup, Denmark, her father, Stephen Jensen, was 52 and her mother, Birgete Lauridtzdr, was 31. She died about 1742, in her hometown, at the age of 38.
Some characteristic forenames: German Erna, Kurt.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Stephen (see Steven ). Compare Stephenson .