When Lars Pedersen was christened on 10 March 1726, in Farstrup, Slet, Ålborg, Denmark, his father, Peder Lauritzsen, was 35 and his mother, Birgitte Mouritzdatter, was 30. He married Anne Jensdatter on 7 June 1748, in Næsborg, Ålborghus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in Farstrup, Slet, Ålborg, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Niels, Bjorn, Knud, Nils, Anders, Jorgen, Egil, Einer, Knut, Peer.
Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Peder (see Peter ). This surname is also found in northern Germany. Compare Petersen 2 and Peterson 1.
English: variant of Peterson .