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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Johan Koefoed
Karen Sophie Esbersen
Benedict Kirstine Koefoed
Holger Pedersen Kofoed
Lars Andreas Kofod
Peder Kofoed
Hans Kofoed
Andreas Peder Kofoed
Elsebeth Kristine Kofod
Caroline Sophie Kofod

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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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