When Mette Kirstine Jensen was born on 17 June 1866, in Sebber, Ålborghus, Denmark, her father, Jens Christian Nielsen, was 42 and her mother, Else Marie Pedersdatter, was 40. She lived in Sebber, Slet, Ålborg, Denmark in 1870.
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 .