When Hans Peter Henningsen was born on 8 November 1814, in Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Henning Pedersen, was 51 and his mother, Kirsten Pedersen, was 51. He married Dorothea Kjeldsdatter on 12 November 1834, in Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 November 1842, at the age of 27.
Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Gerhard, Guenter, Heinrich, Ingo, Klaus, Manfred.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Henning 1.