When Hans Knudsen was born on 2 May 1883, in Ravnholt, Tiset, Havreballegård, Denmark, his father, Knud Jacobsen, was 54 and his mother, Ane Katrine Hansen, was 34. He married Ingeborg Nielsen Dam on 17 June 1909, in Tiset, Havreballegård, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Tiset, Ning, Århus, Denmark for about 40 years.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.