When Hans Jon Pedersen was born in 1655, in Asker, Akershus, Norway, his father, Peder Joensen, was 30 and his mother, Sidsel Olsdatter, was 25.
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 .