When Sidsel Larsen was born on 1 December 1782, in Maribo, Denmark, her father, Lars Knudsen, was 38 and her mother, Johanne Madsen, was 44. She died in 1791, at the age of 9.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.