Thomas Christian Madsen

Brief Life History of Thomas Christian

When Thomas Christian Madsen was born in February 1801, in Understed, Børglum, Denmark, his father, Mads Christensen, was 53 and his mother, Karen Pedersdatter, was 44. He married Anne Christine Mygind on 10 December 1832, in Volstrup, Børglum, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Volstrup, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark for about 26 years. He died on 18 November 1890, in Understed, Børglum, Denmark, at the age of 89, and was buried in Understed, Børglum, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Christian Madsen
1801–1890
Anne Christine Mygind
1806–1882
Marriage: 10 December 1832
Caroline Nielsine Thomsdatter
1833–1833
Ane Christine Thomsdatter
1834–1835
Dorthea Lotie Thomasdatter
1836–1837
Carl Peter Thomsen
1845–1845

Sources (22)

  • Thomas Christian Madsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Denmark Census 1845: Thomas Christian Madsen, 44, birth in Understed parish; and wife Ane Christine Mygind, 38, birth in "Nyekøbing paa Morsøe "; foster child Ludvig Peter Chrstiansen4, living in Volstrup Parish
  • Thomas Christian Madsen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

World Events (6)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

1829 · Oldest Leather Goods in Denmark

Kuffert Sorensen was established in 1829 by Carl Peter Sorensen as a leather goods company. Today the business has five locations and each are run by a member of the Sorensen family.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Jorgen, Per, Viggo, Anders, Carsten, Niels, Thor, Alf, Einer, Jeppe.

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Mads, a pet form of Mat(t)hias or Mat(t)heus (see Matthew ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Madson , Matson , and Mattson .

English: variant of Madson .

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

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