Holger Pedersen Kofoed

1833–1835 (Age 2)
Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life of Holger Pedersen

When Holger Pedersen Kofoed was born in 1833, in Vester Marie, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Johan Koefoed, was 31 and his mother, Karen Sophie Esbersen, was 28. He lived in Vester Marie, Vestermarie, Bornholm, Denmark in 1834. He died in 1835, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

Johan Koefoed
1802–1849
Karen Sophie Esbersen
1805–1870
Benedict Kirstine Koefoed
1831–1845
Holger Pedersen Kofoed
1833–1835
Lars Andreas Kofod
1835–1880
Peder Kofoed
1837–1845
Hans Kofoed
1839–
Andreas Peder Kofoed
1841–1905
Elsebeth Kristine Kofod
1844–
Caroline Sophie Kofod
1846–

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Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of Dutch Koefoed or Koevoet, literally ‘cow's foot’, hence a nickname for someone with a club foot or other deformity of the foot, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a cow's foot (presumably a butcher's shop). The term also denotes a crowbar (because it is cleft like a cow's hoof), and the name may also have arisen as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such tools.2 Danish: nickname with the same meaning as 1, from ko ‘cow’ + fod ‘foot’.

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

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  • Holger Pedersen Koefoed in household of Johan Koefoed, "Denmark Census, 1834"

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