Claus Andersen Kay

12 November 1752–25 April 1821 (Age 68)
Åstrup, Haderslev, Denmark

The Life of Claus Andersen

When Claus Andersen Kay was born on 12 November 1752, in Åstrup, Haderslev, Denmark, his father, Andreas Anders Christiansen, was 38 and his mother, Cathrin M. Clausdatter, was 30. He married Anna Andersdatter in 1777. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 25 April 1821, at the age of 68.

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Claus Andersen Kay
Anna Andersdatter
Marriage: 1777
Anders Key
Christian Key

Spouse and Children




    Christian Key


Parents and Siblings

    Andreas Anders Christiansen


    Cathrin M. Clausdatter




    Anna Dorthe Andersdatter



    Bodel Andersdatter


    Maria Kistina


    Cathrin Maria


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World Events (6)

1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 10

The Old City Hall was built in 1762 and served as the city hall until 1912. the Hall was modelled after the City Hall that was destroyed in the Copenhagen Fire in 1795. Today the building is used only for ceremonial and representative purposes.
1776 · Kongens Klub

Age 24

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.
1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn

Age 37

The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English ca ‘jackdaw’, from an unattested Old Norse . See also Daw .2 English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed’, ‘clumsy’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle English keye, kaye ‘key’. Compare Care , Kear .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Claus Andersen Kai in entry for Paul Clausen Kai, "Denmark Burials, 1640-1917"

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