When Sven Rasmusson was born on 14 September 1783, in Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden, his father, Rasmus Svensson, was 50 and his mother, Petronella Pernilla Arfwedsdr, was 34. He married Anna Catrina Holmgren on 8 May 1808, in Göteborg och Bohus, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died in his hometown.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Britt, Hjalmer, Juel, Petter.
Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .
Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Rasmussen , a cognate of 1 above.