When Hans Christian Nilsen was born on 11 October 1800, in Østfold, Viken, Norway, his father, Niels Rue, was 31 and his mother, Ahlet Larsdatter Bratner, was 27. He married Maren Frederikke Michaelsdr on 10 October 1821, in Halden, Østfold, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 March 1880, at the age of 79, and was buried in Halden, Østfold, Norway.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Alf, Bjorn, Lars, Per, Nels, Anders, Bente, Tor, Arnfinn, Astrid. German Hans, Kurt, Ralf, Arnulf, Otto.
Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Nils, a shortened form of Nikolaus. This form of the surname is also found in Denmark, but it is rare there. Compare Nelsen .
Altered form of Norwegian Nilssen, a variant of 1, and probably also of the Danish, Norwegian, or North German cognate Nielsen (compare Nilson ).
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