Hans Knudsen

Brief Life History of Hans

When Hans Knudsen was born on 5 January 1804, in Arninge, Lollands Sønder, Maribo, Denmark, his father, Knud Fredricksen, was 23 and his mother, Karen Hansdr, was 29. He married Dorthe Johansdr on 25 July 1830, in Landet, Halsted Klosters, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Musse, Maribo, Denmark in 1860.

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Hans Knudsen
Dorthe Johansdr
Marriage: 25 July 1830
Ane Marie Nielsine Hansdatter
Larsmine Madsen
Caroline Madsen

Sources (19)

  • Hans Knudsen, "Denmark Census, 1860"
  • Arkivalieronline - Birth
  • Hans Knudsen, "Denmark Marriages, 1635-1916"

World Events (7)

1805 · Christianso Lighthouse

The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

1808 · Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn

Dannebrogordenens Haederstegn, The Cross of Honour of the Order of the Dannebrog, is an award connected to the Danish Order of the Dannebrog. The cross was instituted by King Frederick VI of Denmark and Norway on June 28, 1808 and was named Dannebrogsmendenes Haederstegn until 1952. The award is given to any Dane who has provided a service to Denmark through a noble deed. The cross is considered an additional recognition if awarded to someone who is already a holder of the Order.

1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)

The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.

Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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