When Christen Olsen was born in 1750, in Skimmede, Tølløse, Merløse, Holbæk, Denmark, his father, Oluf Christophersen, was 34 and his mother, Magrete Nielsdatter, was 27. He died on 12 March 1752, at the age of 2.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nils, Lars, Alf, Thor, Niels, Sven, Jorgen, Helmer, Iver, Arnfinn.
Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Ole, a short form of Olaf, Olav (see Olafsen ). This surname is the third most common in Norway. It is also established in northeastern England and in northern Germany. Compare Ohlsen , Olesen , Oleson , and Olson .
German (Ölsen): habitational name from any of several places so named, in Saxony, Brandenburg, and the Rhineland.