Jens Jensen

Maleabout 1677–1 June 1762

Brief Life History of Jens

Jens Jensen was born about 1677, in Nørre Kongerslev, Ålborghus, Denmark. He married Maren Christensdatter on 8 October 1702, in Hjørring Sankt Hans, Sejlstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 1 June 1762, in Svenstrup, Højslev, Hald, Denmark, at the age of 86.

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Jens Jensen
Maren Christensdatter
Marriage: 8 October 1702
Karen Jens
Jens Jens
Maren Jens
Christen Jens
Niels [ Bojer] Jensen
Niels Jens
Kirsten Jensen
Margrete Jensen
Jens Jensen
Mette Jens
Niels Jens

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 October 1702Hjørring Sankt Hans, Sejlstrup, Denmark
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (6)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 24

    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 36

    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 52

    Greenland becomes Danish province.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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