Espen Pedersen

Male4 August 1856–

Brief Life History of Espen

When Espen Pedersen was born on 4 August 1856, in Fårdrup, Korsør, Denmark, his father, Peder Espensen, was 34 and his mother, Trine Petersen, was 32. He lived in Fårdrup, Vester Flakkebjerg, Sorø, Denmark in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Peder Espensen
Trine Petersen
Kirsten Pedersdatter
Espen Pedersen
Espen Pedersen
Lisbet Pedersdatter
Ane Pedersdatter

Sources (5)

  • Espen Pedersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"
  • 1860 Folk: Esben Pedersen in household of Peder Esbensen,
  • 1856 Født: Espen Pedersen, "Denmark Church Records, 1484-1941"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (7)

1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks

Age 3

The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

1859 · Copenhagen Zoo

Age 3

The Copenhagen Zoo was founded in 1859 and is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was founded by a ornithologist named Niels Kjaebolling and the first animals that were at the opening were eagles, chickens, ducks, owls, rabbits, a fox, a seal and a turtle. The oldest building still is in use as a stable for the yak exibit. It is open everyday from 9:00am to 8:00pm (20:00).


Age 58

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.

English: variant of Peterson .

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

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