When Mads Pedersen was born before 26 November 1757, in Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Peder Jorgensen, was 37 and his mother, Karen Jacobsdatter, was 35. He died before 11 January 1758, in his hometown, and was buried in Povlsker, Bornholm, 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 .