The Family Tuxen

Tuxen is a well-known Danish family of which several members have influenced the Danish history.

The family originates from a vicar Lorenz Tuxen in Store Solt in the duchy of Schleswig. He died in 1612.

I have collected quite some material about this family. Unfortunately, it is dominantly in Danish.


From vicar Lorenz Tuxen (-1612) through the first generations until the family divides into distinct branches.


Family sheets

There are probably many thousands of descendants in this family, although the family name itself is rare. I have collected descendant tables of a number of the early branches.



Few in the family ever became rich, but many were prominent citizens. And they were portrayed.

Arms of the noble family Tuxen

Lorenz Tuxen (1618-82)

The queen's bailiff Lorenz Tuxen played an important part in the war against Sweden 1658-60 and a branch of his descendants was later ennobled by the Danish king.
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A number of family members are worth portraying, among them Peder Mandrup Tuxen, the dominant progenitor of the present family Tuxen.

As noted above, most pages in this section are in Danish. However, on all Danish pages there are links to the English equivalent. If the English version does not exist, you will instead see a page in which you can ask me to translate it. I will not promise to do this in all cases, but the better your motivation, the higher the chance.