When Jens Jensen was born on 9 February 1774, in Roerslev, Hindsgavl, Denmark, his father, Jens Hansen, was 62 and his mother, Hanna Kirstine Hansdatter, was 39. He died on 9 February 1774, in his hometown, at the age of 0.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Holger, Einer, Jorgen, Bent, Knud, Per, Ove, Morten.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a shortened form of Johannes (see John ). This is the most frequent surname in Denmark. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the variant Jenssen . Compare Jenson 2 and Johnson .
English: variant of Jennison .