When Peder Andersen Knak was born on 18 August 1734, in Utterslev, Halsted Klosters, Denmark, his father, Anders Pedersen Knak, was 33 and his mother, Sidsel Rasmussen, was 27. He married Margrethe Jorgensen in 1767, in Utterslev, Halsted Klosters, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 9 April 1792, in his hometown, at the age of 57, and was buried in Utterslev, Halsted Klosters, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Niels, Lars, Nels, Per, Anders, Holger, Jorgen, Thor, Bjorn, Helmer, Alf.
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Anders, a vernacular form of Andreas . Compare Anderson 1.
Americanized form of Norwegian, North German, and very rare Danish patronymic Anderssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Andersson 2.