When Peder Pedersen was born on 22 December 1793, in Ogna, Hå, Rogaland, Norway, his father, Peder Pedersen, was 27 and his mother, Marta Malena Eriksdatter Bø, was 25. He married Astrid Svendsdatter on 17 December 1815, in Nærbø, Rogaland, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 25 July 1867, in Nuuk, Kitaa, Greenland, at the age of 73.
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 .