Niels Knudsen

about 1719–
Volstrup, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Niels

When Niels Knudsen was born about 1719, in Volstrup, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Knud Jensen Høijmark, was 44 and his mother, Maren Olufsdatter, was 34. He married Maren Christensdatter on 6 October 1746, in Volstrup, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Niels Knudsen
1719–
Maren Christensdatter
1721–
Marriage: 6 October 1746
Christen Nielsen
1744–1747
Peder Nielsen
1751–
Nielsen
1746–1746
Christen Nielsen
1747–1756
Peder Nielsen
1750–1751
Maren Nielsen
1753–
Knud Nielsen
1754–1766
Christen Nielsen
1757–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1746
Volstrup, Hjørring, Denmark
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1729

Age 10

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 11

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.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 43

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.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nels Knudson in entry for Peder Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Nels Knudson in entry for Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Nels Knudson in entry for Nielsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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