Hans Nielsen Skipper


Brief Life History of Hans Nielsen

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

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Hans Nielsen Skipper
Mette Andersdatter
Marriage: 20 October 1765
Christence Hansdatter
Karen Hansdatter
Kiersten Hansen
Mette Hansen

Sources (5)

  • Hans Skipper, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Hans Skipper in entry for Christentze Hansdatter, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Hans Skipper in entry for Karen Hansdatter, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1765Utterslev, Lollands Nørre, Maribo, Denmark
  • Children (4)

    World Events (7)


    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 (Norfolk):

    occupational name from Middle English skepper, skipper ‘basket maker’, an agent derivative of Middle English skipp(e), skepp(e) ‘basket, hamper’ (Old Norse skeppa).

    more rarely, an occupational name from Middle English skypper ‘skipper, master of a ship’ (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch schipper).

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

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