Jensen (surname)


Jensen (surname)

Jensen is a Danish and Norwegian originally patronymic surname, literally meaning "son of Jens". Today however it is used as a generic surname for both men and women. The prefix Jens- is the most common Danish version of the biblical Ioanne ( _en. John). Jensen is the most common surname in Denmark where it is shared by about 5% (288,050 people as of 1 January 2007) of the population. Since 1 January 2001 the number of people in Denmark with the surname Jensen has been reduced from 312,396 as people has changed to more unique surnames. It should be mentioned, that people called for example Uffe Ellemann-Jensen or Jens Martin Jensen Vestergaard are not counted as people having the surname Jensen by Statistics Denmark [. [http://www.dst.dk/Statistik/Navne/pop/2007.aspx] Statistics Denmark] .

Jensen is also very common in Norway, where it is the ninth most common surname, but nevertheless shared by about 0.5% of the population (plus 0.1% spelled Jenssen) [ [http://www.ssb.no/emner/00/navn/index.html] Statistics Norway] . The name is also in use in the Faroe Islands. The frequent occurrences of Jensen as a given name outside Scandinavia, mainly Germany, Great Britain, Canada, the U.S.A. and southeast Asia [ [http://www.danskernesnavne.navneforskning.ku.dk/Personnavne.asp University of Copenhagen - Name Research Section] ] , is due to immigration from the Nordic Countries. Immigrants to English-speaking countries often spelled it Jenson.

People

It may refer to many people:

A

* Al Jensen
* Anders Thomas Jensen
* Anne Elisabet Jensen
* Arthur Jensen
* Ashley Jensen
* Axel Jensen

B

* Bernard Jensen
* Betty Lou Jensen
* Bhumi Jensen
* Bjørg Eva Jensen
* Brian Jensen
* Benjamin Jensen

C

* Captain C. W. Jensen
* Carsten Jensen
* Christian Jensen
* Christoffer Jensen
* Claus Jensen

D

* Daniel Jensen
* Darren Jensen
* David Jensen
* David A. Jensen
* Debra Jensen
* Dennis Jensen
* Derrick Jensen
* Ditte Jensen
* Dorte Juul Jensen
* Dwight Jensen

E

* Elaine Jensen
* Eric Jensen
* Erik Flensted-Jensen
* Eulalie Jensen

F

* Frank Jensen

G

* Georg Jensen

H

* J. Hans D. Jensen
* Hayley Jensen
* Henning Munk Jensen
* Henrik Wann Jensen

I

* Ingrid Jensen

J

* Jackie Jensen
* Jacob Jensen
* James A. Jensen
* Jane Jensen
* Jane Jensen (musician)
* Jelena Jensen
* Jens Jensen
* Jens Jensen (landscape architect)
* Jens Fink-Jensen
* Jim Jensen
* Jim Jensen (Nebraska)
* Johan Jensen
* Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
* John Jensen
* Jørgen Jensen
* Jørgen Christian Jensen
* Judy Jensen
* Jensen Ackles

L

* Larsen Jensen
* Leland Jensen
* Leslie Jensen
* Luke Jensen

M

* Marcus Jensen
* Maren Jensen
* Marie Louise Jensen (author}
* Michael Jensen (economist)
* Mikkel Jensen
* Murphy Jensen

N

* Niclas Jensen
* Nils Riddervold Jensen

O

* Otto Jensen

P

* Patrik Jensen
* Peter Jensen
* Peter Jensen (psychologist)
* Peter Ladd Jensen
* Peter Skov-Jensen
* Phillip Jensen
* Ploypailin Mahidol Jensen

R

* Rasmus Jensen
* Roald Jensen
* Rod Jensen
* Ronald Jensen
* Robert Jensen

* Sirikitiya Jensen
* Siv Jensen
* Sririta Jensen
* Steve Jensen, ice hockey player

T

* Thit Jensen
* Thomas Jensen
* Tim Jensen
* Todd Jensen
* Smith Jensen

U

* Uffe Ellemann-Jensen

V

* Viggo Jensen
* Viktor Jensen

W

* Wilhelm Jensen

;References

ee also

*Jenson
*Jensen
*Jenssen


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jensen (disambiguation) — Jensen is a surname meaning Son of Jens . It is the most common surname in Denmark. It may refer to:* The asteroid 5900 Jensen, named after Poul Jensen (astronomer). * Axel Jensen, Norwegian author * Arthur Jensen, an American psychologist *… …   Wikipedia

  • Jensen — may refer to:People with the surname Jensen: *Jensen (surname)Other *Jensen Electronics, an electronics brand owned by Audiovox Corporation. *Jensen! is a Dutch late night talk show on the television station RTL 5. *Jensen Music, a guitar… …   Wikipedia

  • Jensen — Derived from the personal name John, this is the most famous name and surname of the Christian World. It was recorded from the 12th century a.d. onwards in every European country, and in a vast range of spellings, of which there are believed to… …   Surnames reference

  • Elise Ottesen-Jensen — Elise Ottesen Jensen, also known as Ottar, (2 January 1886 − 4 September 1973) was a Norwegian Swedish sex educator, journalist and anarchist agitator, whose main mission was to fight for women s rights to understand and control their own body… …   Wikipedia

  • Ma (surname) — Ma (simplified: 马; traditional: 馬; pinyin: mǎ) is one of the most common Chinese family names. As of 2006, it ranks as the 14th most common Chinese surname in Mainland China and the most common surname within the Chinese Muslim community,… …   Wikipedia

  • Jansen (surname) — Jansen is a Dutch and Low German patronymic surname meaning son of Jan, a common derivative of Johannes. It is equivalent to the English surname Johnson. The near homonyms Jensen and Jansson are its Danish, Norwegian and Swedish… …   Wikipedia

  • Buchanan (surname) — Buchanan is a surname of Scottish origin and is the surname of:*Archibald C. Buchanan (1890 ndash;1979), American lawyer and judge *Barry Buchanan (born 1968), American professional wrestler ( Bull Buchanan ) *David Buchanan (born 1986), Northern …   Wikipedia

  • Sam Jensen Page — Samuel Jensen Page, formerly Samuel Francis, is a fitness journalist and trainer in Los Angeles, California. He legally changed his surname 17 August, 2007 to that of his domestic partner, Bronson Page via the Los Angeles Superior… …   Wikipedia

  • Fink (surname) — Fink (from German, meaning the bird finch ) is a surname, and may refer to:Real people* Aaron Fink (born 1977), guitarist for the rock band Breaking Benjamin * Aaron J. Fink (died 1990), American urologist * Albert Fink (1827–1897), German civil… …   Wikipedia

  • List of most common surnames — Surnames are unique and there are thousands of them all over the world. In different countries, some names are more common than others. In the past, surnames were often given depending on one s occupation. For example, a blacksmith s surname… …   Wikipedia