When Jens Molgaard was born on 5 March 1857, in Øster Nykirke, Koldinghus, Denmark, his father, Hans Jensen Mølgaard, was 38 and his mother, Sidsel Marie Ulrichsen, was 34. He lived in Øster Nykirke, Nørvang, Vejle, Denmark for about 10 years.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Bjorn, Erik, Juel, Nels.
Norwegian (also Melgård): from any of several farmsteads in eastern Norway named Melgård, from Old Norse Methalgarthr, a compound of methal ‘mid(dle)’ + garthr ‘farmstead, dwelling, enclosure’.
Danish: habitational name from a farmstead named with the same elements as 1 above.