Michel Larsen

1690–8 August 1762 (Age 72)
Tornby, Hjørring, Denmark

The Life of Michel

When Michel Larsen was born in 1690, in Tornby, Hjørring, Denmark, his father, Laurits Michelsen, was 33 and his mother, Johanne Sørensen, was 33. He married Bodil Ann Nielsdatter on 17 January 1723, in Vester Hassing, Kær, Ålborg, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 August 1762, in Nørresundby, Ålborg, Denmark, at the age of 72.

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Michel Larsen
Else Larsen
Marriage: 24 June 1731
Dorethe Michelsdr
Johanne Michelsdatter
Johanne Michelsen
Anne Michelsen
Christen Michelsen
Lars Michelsen
Christen Michelsen
Anna Michelsen
Maren Michelsdatter
Else Michelsdatter
Soren Michelsen

Spouse and Children

24 June 1731
Tornby, Vennebjerg, Hjørring, Denmark


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World Events (5)

1701 · Oldest Naval Academy in the World

Age 11

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

Age 23

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.

Age 39

Greenland becomes Danish province.

Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Lars, Scandinavian equivalent of Lawrence .

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

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Naming in Denmark

Naming Customs- The restrictive Scandinavian naming customs constrained the number of unique names in a family, leading to fewer and fewer names in a parish, and, mixed with patronymics over many gene …

Sources (3)

  • Michel Laurson in entry for Jahanne, "Denmark Baptisms, 1618-1923"
  • Michel Lauridsen, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
  • Michel Larson in entry for Lars Mikkelsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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