When Johan Jörgensen was born on 31 May 1815, in Torup, Kronborg, Denmark, his father, Jorgen Rasmussen, was 36 and his mother, Bodild Larsdatter Wolsing, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Berthe Margrethe Jørgensen. He lived in Strø, Skævinge, Frederiksborg, Denmark for about 10 years. He died on 27 May 1891, at the age of 75.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Jorgen, Nels, Lars, Niels, Holger, Anders, Borge, Einer, Folmer, Morten, Bjorn.
Danish and Norwegian (Jørgensen); North German (Jörgensen): patronymic from the personal name Jørgen, Jörgen, from Greek Geōrgios (see George ). Compare Jergensen , Jergenson , Jorgenson , and Yorgensen .