When Syver Pedersen was born on 27 July 1735, in Gren, Krødsherad, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Peder Torgeirsen-Gren, was 53 and his mother, Synnove Olsen, was 44. He married Gunild Andersdatter on 14 April 1771, in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.
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 .