When Anders Larsen was born in 1715, in Rødenes, Østfold, Norway, his father, Lars Andersen, was 28 and his mother, Ragnild Michelsdatter, was 33. He died on 3 March 1763, at the age of 48.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Nels, Niels, Sven, Thor, Knud, Nils, Per, Jorgen, Alf, Bjorn.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Lars, an equivalent of Lawrence . This is also an Americanized form of the cognate Larssen. Compare Larson 1, Larrison , and Lawson 2.