Maurits Pedersen

9 September 1718–1785 (Age 66)
Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Maurits

When Maurits Pedersen was born on 9 September 1718, in Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Peder Pedersen, was 45 and his mother, Birgethe Jensdatter, was 47. He married Ane Andersen on 17 August 1750. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1785, in his hometown, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Maurits Pedersen
Ane Andersen
Marriage: 17 August 1750
Peder Mauritsen

Spouse and Children

17 August 1750


Parents and Siblings






    Kirsten Pedersen


    Kiersten Pedersen


    Peder Pederson


+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 11

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 12

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 19

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • 1787 Denmaark Census for Peder Mauritsen (1753–1829) family
  • Mourits Pedersen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"

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