When Anders Jensen was born in 1734, in Søholm, Asminderød, Lynge-Kronborg, Frederiksborg, Denmark, his father, Jens Jensen, was 35 and his mother, Bendte Andersdatter, was 33. He married Maren Hansdaatter on 26 September 1756, in Asminderød, Kronborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 October 1800, at the age of 66.
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 .