When Thomas Pedersen was born about 1732, in Karleby, Nykøbing, Denmark, his father, Peder Thomasen, was 32 and his mother, Karen Hansdatter, was 34. He married Karen Hansdatter on 19 June 1760, in Fuglse, Ålholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He was buried in Fuglse, Ålholm, Denmark.
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 .