Niels JENSEN Orm

Maleabout 1675–7 April 1747

Brief Life History of Niels JENSEN

When Niels JENSEN Orm was born about 1675, in Åstrup, Nykøbing, Denmark, his father, Jens Orm, was 30 and his mother, Mrs Jens Orm, was 26. He married Anne Eltze Festing about 1706. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 7 April 1747, in his hometown, at the age of 73, and was buried in Åstrup, Nykøbing, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Niels JENSEN Orm
Anne Eltze Festing
Marriage: about 1706
Sophie Dorthe Nielsdatter Orm
Carl Henrik Nielsen Orm
Bodil Margrethe Nielsdatter Orm

Sources (7)

  • Niels Orms in entry for Tengel Thomasen Werlin Moller and Bodel Margareta Nielsdatter, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Niels Orm in entry for Carl Henrich, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Orm in entry for Anne Else Festing, "Denmark, Burials, 1640-1917"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1706
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (5)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 26

    The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

    1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

    Age 38

    The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.


    Age 54

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    Name Meaning

    English (Durham and Northumberland) and Scottish (Aberdeenshire): habitational name from East Ord in Tweedmouth (Northumberland). The placename derives from Old English ord ‘point, corner of land, promontory’.

    English: probably from an abbreviated form of a compound name such as Orderic beginning with ord ‘point, spear’. See Ort .

    Scottish: habitational name from Ord, later Kirkurd (Peeblesshire), or the lands of Ord (Banffshire). This placename is Celtic, and may be from Gaelic òrd ‘hammer’, used to mean ‘(rounded) hammer-shaped hill’, or, in the Peeblesshire case, possibly from the equivalent Brittonic term represented by Welsh ordd.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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