When Josephine Larsen was born on 25 February 1869, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, Christian Larsen Sr., was 42 and her mother, Anna Sophia Nielsdatter, was 29. She died on 27 October 1877, in her hometown, at the age of 8, and was buried in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.