When Pehr Larsson was born on 9 October 1750, in Alböke, Kalmar, Sweden, his father, Lars Larsson, was 27 and his mother, Kerstin Persdotter, was 31. He married Kierstin or Karin Andersdotter on 30 December 1771. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 11 July 1826, in Ormöga, Alböke, Kalmar, Sweden, at the age of 75.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Lars, Erik, Anders, Fredrik, Nels, Nils, Olle, Per, Sten, Algot, Birgit, Bjorn. German Bernhard, Hans, Markus, Oskar.
Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.
Americanized form of Norwegian and rare North German or Danish patronymic Larssen, a cognate of 1 above. Compare Larsen and Larson 1.