Simon Christensen

Brief Life History of Simon

When Simon Christensen was born in 1691, in Tårs, Børglum, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Christen, was 28 and his mother, Mrs Christen, was 20. He married Kirsten Erichsdatter about 1709, in Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 January 1760, in Torslev, Dronninglund, Hjørring, Denmark, at the age of 69.

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Simon Christensen
Kirsten Erichsdatter
Marriage: about 1709
Niels Simonsen
Ingeborg Simonsdatter
Jens Simonsen
Ole Simonsen
Søren Simonsen
Else Simonsdatter

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  • Simon Christensen in entry for Erich Simonsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Simon Christensen, 'WikiTree'

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World Events (4)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

The Royal Danish Naval Academy was established in 1701 to educate then commission all officers into the Royal Danish Navy. It is the oldest, still-existing, officers' academy in the world.

1713 · Royal Danish Military Academy

The Royal Danish Military Academy educated and commissioned all officers for the Royal Danish Army. The Military Academy function was initiated in 1713 by request of King Frederick IV on inspiration from the Naval Academy.


Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Niels, Lars, Bent, Anders, Thor, Jorgen, Nils, Einer, Viggo, Folmer.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Christen . In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the especially Danish and Norwegian variant Kristensen . Compare Christenson and Christianson .

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

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