When Arfvid Rasmusson was born on 10 March 1777, his father, Rasmus Svensson, was 43 and his mother, Petronella Pernilla Arfwedsdr, was 28. He died on 5 March 1778, at the age of 0.
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.