Danish Last Names

Last Names Danish

Much like the rest of Europe, surnames in Denmark were created using the patronymic tradition, which is why most end in -sen. In the 1820s, this tradition was outlawed, but it took another 50 years for Denmark to change it.

Use the list below to find your last name and learn about its meaning and origins.

Popular Danish Last Names on FamilyEducation: Hansen, Meyer, Jensen

Image: Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish Last Names