Hans Nielsen Skipper

1714–
Maribo, Denmark

The Life of Hans Nielsen

Hans Nielsen Skipper was born in 1714, in Maribo, Denmark. He married Mette on 20 October 1765. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Hans Nielsen Skipper
1714–
Mette
1731–
Marriage: 20 October 1765
Christance Hansen
1766–1847
Karen Hansen
1769–
Kjersten Hansen
1770–
Mette Hansen
1772–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 October 1765
children

(4)

World Events (7)

1729

Age 15

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 16

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 48

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Norfolk):1. occupational name for the master of a ship, Middle English skipper (from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper). 2. from an agent derivative of Middle English skip(en) ‘to jump or spring’ (apparently of Scandinavian origin), hence an occupational name for an acrobat or professional tumbler, or nickname for a high-spirited person. 3. occupational name for a basket-maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e), skepp(e) ‘basket’, ‘hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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