When Hans Nielsen was born about 1666, in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Niels Abrahamsen, was 43 and his mother, Anne Jørgensdatter, was 42. He married Kirstine Olufsdatter Kofoed before 1707, in Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 26 January 1736, in Vestermarie, Vester, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 71, and was buried in Vestermarie, Vester, Bornholm, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Jorgen, Knud, Lars, Nels, Bent, Borge, Holger, Ove, Einer, Oluf.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Niels, a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Nielson , Neilsen , Nelsen , Nilsen , and Nilson .