When Peder Christensen was christened on 10 April 1712, in Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Christen Terchildsen, was 26 and his mother, Karen Michelsdatter, was 26. He died on 10 January 1781, at the age of 68.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .
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