Olluf Knudsen

11 September 1718–
Hjadstrup, Odense, Denmark

The Life of Olluf

When Olluf Knudsen was christened on 11 September 1718, in Hjadstrup, Odense, Denmark, his father, Knud Nielsen, was 43 and his mother, Anne Olufsdatter, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Knud Nielsen
1675–1742
Anne Olufsdatter
1679–1736
Kirsten knudsdatter
1703–
Anne Knudsdatter
1705–1721
Mette Knudsdatter
1710–1782
Appelone Knudsen
1713–
Olluf Knudsen
1718–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1729

Greenland becomes Danish province.
1730 · Danish Asia Company

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.
1737 · Meyercrones Stiftelse

Meyercrones Stiftelse was founded by the widow of Henning de Meyercrone after he had served as Danish envoy in France. Christiane Meyercrone, Henning's widow, managed the property until her death in 1738. Her niece became the new manager of the foundation and arranged for its charter to be written in 1830. The original, small building was replaced by a larger building in 1933.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and German: patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’ (Danish Knud, Norwegian Knut, German Knuth). This was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Oluf Knudsen's christening
  • Olluf Knudsen, "Denmark, Baptisms, 1618-1923"

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