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"One thing we have discovered is that we are a nation of wanderers. Our ancestors have wandered the globe, and often left us with only one clue to trace their heritage, their surname." -Unknown
The Primary Goals of this SRC
1. To list all our Jensen "cousins" researching this surname
- THE WORLD OVER.
2. To link all pages of interest to people researching this surname.
3. To collect all information pertaining to this surname, and the bearers
of this surname that might in some way facilitate research of this surname.
4. To present this information on the web so that it can be freely accessed
by any of our cousins at any time, from any place. "In order for all our cousins
to be gathered together, from wherever they may have wandered, you need a nest to
gather them in." We need your help to do this. Please contribute to this project.
For the total Purpose see The Surname Web Purpose
Origins of the Jensen surname
In Scandinavia until about 1900 the children were commonly given, as a last name, the first name of their father plus sen or son and earlier the daughters were also given the father's first name but with datter instead of sen or son as an ending. Thus there is no long history of the name Jensen because it changed each generation. The given name Jens, I
believe, is an abbreviated form of Johannes.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Jens, a reduced form of Johannes (see John). This is Denmark’s most frequent surname.
Javan Jensen is the coordinator of this surname resource center. To get in touch with him click on his name. Copyright 1997, All rights reserved. Genealogists may use the information provide here freely. This page, and the information it provides may not be copied for commercial use af any kind.