When Jens Jørgensen was born on 14 April 1811, in Flinterup, Store Fuglede, Kalundborg, Denmark, his father, Jørgen Mikkelsen, was 48 and his mother, Ane Christensen, was 36.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Aagot, Niels. German Hans, Hilde, Kurt, Uwe.
In some cases also an Americanized form of Danish or Norwegian Jørgensen (see Jorgensen ).
North German (Jürgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jürgen, Low German form of George . It is also found in Denmark. Compare Juergensen .