When Mads Christian Pedersen was born in 1792, his father, Peder Pedersen Graarup, was 38 and his mother, Kirsten Madsen, was 30. He married Johanne Pedersdatter on 24 October 1817, in Mosbjerg, Hjørring, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mosbjerg, Horns, Hjørring, Denmark for about 15 years. He died on 21 May 1868, at the age of 76.
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 .