Jensen (surname)

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Jensen
Family name
Meaning "Son of Jens"
Region of origin Germany and Denmark
Related names Johnson

Jensen is a Surname of German and Scandanavian origin.[1] Jensen literally means son of Jens. It is the most common surname in Denmark, where it is shared by about 5% of the population.[2] It is also very common in other Scandinavian countries such as Norway, where it is the ninth most common surname, but nevertheless shared by about 5% of the population. The name is also in use in the Faroe Islands.

There was no "Jensen family," merely a system of patronymics that was finally fixed in the 19th century at an arbitrary time, when the state bureaucracy required a more rational system; before that people took their name from their father's first name.[3]

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  • Otto Jensen (1856–1918), Norwegian Lutheran bishop and politician

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  1. ^ https://www.houseofnames.com/Jensen-family-crest/German
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-11-10.  Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. xxxv & 282-83.