JENSEN (Denmark)

Meaning/Pronunciation: Pronunciation: Jen-Sen Meaning: Son of Jens

Origin: Danish

Variations: In this case, this is actually a patronymic, and has the usual variations. Though it shows as Jensen in some parts of my tree, in this case, the actual listing I have is for Jensdatter, the feminine form.

Relation to me: This is my father's mother's father's father's mother's maiden name.

i: Jensdatter, Christine, 1834 – 1918, Kokborg, Thyregod, Vejle County, Denmark; Hans Knudsen, 4 sons, 4 daughters

ii: Pedersen, Jes Christian, 1798 – 1876, Hastrup, Thyregod, Vejle County, Denmark; Mette Matisdatter, 4 daugthers, 5 sons

iii: Christensen, Peder, 1759 – 1830, Selde, Viborg County, Denmark, Catrine Pedersdatter, 4 sons, 2 daughters

iv: Jepsen Storgaard, Chresten, 1705 – 1767, Selde, Viborg County, Denmark; Mette Pedersdatter, 3 daughters, 4 sons

v: Michelsen, Jep, 1667 – 1745, Selde, Viborg County, Denmark, Anna Jensdatter, 3 daughters, 6 sons

vi: Eskesen, Michel, 1638 – 1716, Selde, Viborg County, Denmark, Kirsten Jepsdatter, 4 daughters, 1 son

vii: Christensen, Eske, 1602 – 1680, Selde, Viborg County, Denmark, Dorothe Mikkelsdatter Hontoft, 2 daughters, 4 sons

viii: Eskildsen, Christen, born late 1500s, Denmark?, no name known, 1 son known

Looking for:
Well…not a whole lot. I think I'm happy with staying with 13 generations for the moment until I've gotten a bit further elsewhere. :D Though if anyone does recognize Eske Christensen or his father, I certainly wouldn't mind learning more.

This name marks the start of the 5th generation before me, and it is also the longest-traced surname to date, with 8 generations from Christine to Christen.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.