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
Maren Christensdatter
Marriage: 6 October 1746
Christen Nielsen
Peder Nielsen
Christen Nielsen
Peder Nielsen
Maren Nielsen
Knud Nielsen
Christen Nielsen

Spouse and Children

6 October 1746
Volstrup, Hjørring, Denmark


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


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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