When Bernilla or Pernilla Larsson was born on 31 July 1835, in Slimminge, Malmöhus, Sweden, her father, Lars Hansson, was 51 and her mother, Karna Tufvasdr, was 45.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lars, Erik, Anders, Fredrik, Nels, Nils, Olle, Per, Sten, Algot, Birgit, Bjorn. German Bernhard, Hans, Markus, Oskar.
Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.
Americanized form of Norwegian and rare North German or Danish patronymic Larssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Larsen and Larson 1.