When Niels Ibsen was born on 20 September 1705, his father, Jeppe Pedersen, was 38 and his mother, Karen Hansdatter, was 31. He married Maren Mathiasen on 4 December 1739. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.
(1997: 295;2007: 464; 2010: 636)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.