Anders Knudsen was born on 11 June 1811, in Lier, Buskerud, Norway as the son of Knut Olsen and Siri Jonsdr. He married Berte Helene Simonsdr on 21 January 1837, in Lier, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lier Hospital, Lier, Buskerud, Norway in 1811.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.