When Lorents Clausen was born in 1737, in Gjøl, Gjøl, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Claus Lorentsen, was 36 and his mother, Karen Knudsdatter, was 23. He married Johanne Laursdatter on 6 November 1774, in Gjøl, Gjøl, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 20 May 1777, in Gjøl, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 40, and was buried in Gjøl, Hvetbo, Hjørring, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Holger, Bente, Ingard, Niels, Ansgar, Astrid, Bent, Bjorn, Erik, Evald, Jorgen, Knud.
North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Claus , a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variants Claussen and Klausen . Compare Clauson 1.