When Johan Pedersen was born on 27 February 1818, in Sebber, Ålborghus, Denmark, his father, Peter Johansen Sandberg, was 36 and his mother, Dorthe Madsdatter Kiær, was 34. He lived in Sebber, Slet, Ålborg, Denmark for about 6 years.
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 .