Name: Herfast of ARQUE
ALIA: Herfast "not" de /Crepon/
Birth: ABT 885 in Sjaelland Island, Denmark
Death: Deceased in Arque, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France
Note: Many people have Herfast as son of Gorm, but the dates would indicate younger brother. In addition Gorm, according to the Royal Families of Scandinavia, is known to have only two sons: Knut, who died abt 936, & Harald Bluetooth, who possibly killed his older brother.
The general opinion of professional genealogists is that Herfast's ancestry is unknown, but probably the ancestors of Gunnora, wife of Richard I of Normandy were minor nobles, of Danish origin. Gorm was a powerful monarch of a united Denmark, while his father Harald was a minor king of the island of Sjaelland. Thus a younger son of Harald would fit the mold better than a son of Gorm.
Father: Harald "Parcus" King of Sjaelland DENMARK b: ABT 858 in Sjaelland Island, Denmark
Mother: Elfgifu Princess of WESSEX b: ABT 860 in Wessex, England
- Herbastus Forester of ARQUE b: ABT 911 in Arque, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France