When Niels Ibsen was born on 20 September 1705, in Ulbølle, Sallinge, Svendborg, Denmark, his father, Jeppe Pedersen, was 39 and his mother, Karen Hansdatter, was 32. He married Maren Mathiasen on 4 December 1739. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Niels, Erik, Lars, Thor. German Kurt, Claus, Hans, Otto.
Danish: patronymic from the personal name Ib, a Danish short form of Jacob . This surname is also found in Norway and northern Germany.