When Erik Knudsen was born about 1645, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway, his father, Knud Jorgensen, was 32 and his mother, Mrs Knud Jorgensen, was 29. He married Barbro Kittilsdatter about 1686, in Rollag, Buskerud, Norway. They were the parents of at least 1 son.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Knud, Niels, Holger, Jorgen, Ove, Alf, Alfhild, Anders, Baard, Berger, Einer.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the Danish personal name Knud, derived from Old Norse Knútr meaning ‘knot’. Knud was a Danish royal name, Latinized as Canutus.