Niels Knudsen

14 January 1735–20 April 1786 (Age 51)
Ejsing, Ringkjobing, Den.

The Life of Niels

When Niels Knudsen was born on 14 January 1735, his father, Knud Matzson, was 25 and his mother, Mrs Knud Matzson, was 25. He married Karen Nielsdatter about 1770, in Ejsing, Ringkøbing, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 20 April 1786, in Ejsing, Ginding, Ringkøbing, Denmark, at the age of 51.

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Niels Knudsen
Karen Nielsdatter
Marriage: about 1770
Anne Nielsdatter
Maren Nielsdatter
Johanne Nielsdatter
Niels Nielsen/
Knud Nielsen/
Hans Nielsen
Johanne Nielsdatter
Else Nielsdatter
Kathrine Nielsen

Spouse and Children

about 1770
Ejsing, Ringkøbing, Denmark


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Parents and Siblings

    Knud Matzson


    Mrs Knud Matzson




World Events (4)

1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Age 2

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.
1742 · Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Age 7

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters is a non-governmental science Academy founded in 1742 for the purpose of advancements of science in Denmark.
1762 · Old City Hall (Aalborg)

Age 27

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)

  • Niels Knudson in entry for Maren, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Matzson, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Niels Knudson in entry for Else Knudson, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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