Carl Christophersen Klitten

26 February 1878–26 October 1943 (Age 65)
Sindal, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Carl Christophersen

When Carl Christophersen Klitten was born on 26 February 1878, in Sindal, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Lars Vadum Jensen Klitten, was 30 and his mother, Anne Christoffersen, was 28. He married Nielsine Andersen on 20 May 1902, in Sindal, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sindal, Hjørring, Denmark in 1930. He died on 26 October 1943, in Sindal, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sindal, Hjørring, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Carl Christophersen Klitten
Nielsine Andersen
Marriage: 20 May 1902
Gerda Elisabeth Klitten
Christian Klitten
Karen Margrete Klitten
Elna Marie Klitten
Thoger Vadum Klitten
Ingeborg Klitten
Carl Klitten
Margrethe Klitten

Spouse and Children

20 May 1902
Sindal, Hjørring, Denmark


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)


Age 36

World War I. Denmark remains neutral throughout the war.

Age 39

The United States take possession of the Virgin Islands. The islands are purchased from Denmark for $25 million the year before.

Age 61

Denmark signs 10-year non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany.

Name Meaning

1 Reduced form of Irish or Scottish McKitten, of uncertain etymology; perhaps a variant of Mac Curtáin ( see McCurtain ).2 Possibly a variant of German Gitten, from a medieval personal name Giddo, or an altered spelling of German Kütten, of unexplained origin.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Karl Klitten, "Denmark Census, 1921"
  • Karl Klitten, "Denmark Census, 1930"
  • Karl Christoffer Klitten in household of Lars Wadnus Jensen Klitten, "Denmark Census, 1890"

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