Niels Olsen

Maleabout 1644–March 1723

Brief Life History of Niels

Niels Olsen was born about 1644, in Bornholm, Denmark. He married Signe Nielsdatter about 1667. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in March 1723, in Hasle, Nørre, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hasle, Nørre, Bornholm, Denmark.

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Niels Olsen
Signe Nielsdatter
Marriage: about 1667
Karen Nielsdatter
Anders Nielsen
Abraham Nielsen
Martha Nielsdatter

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  • Marriage
    about 1667
  • Children (4)

    World Events (2)

    1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

    Age 57

    The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

    1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

    Age 69

    The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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