When Gerda Kristine Knudsen was born on 1 May 1884, in Norway, her father, Konrad Martin Knudsen, was 36 and her mother, Dina Andrea Didriksen, was 35. She lived in East Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1900.
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.