When Johannes Pedersen Backe was born in 1738, in Botne, Vestfold, Norway, his father, Peder Pedersen Pedersen Bakke, was 37 and his mother, Maren Olsdatter Kolstad, was 36. He died about 1740, at the age of 3.
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 .
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