When Knut Lassasson was born on 12 October 1762, in Köpinge, Gärd, Kristianstad, Sweden, his father, Lasse Knutsson, was 31 and his mother, Sissa Bengtsdotter, was 27.
from Old Norse Knútr ‘knot’, originally a byname given to a short, squat man. King Knut ( d. 1035 ) ruled over Denmark, Norway, and England in the 11th century; he is known in English as Canute. His great-nephew Knut ( d. 1086 ) was another king of Denmark; he was murdered by opponents of the laws enforcing payment of tithes to the Church and was canonized as a martyr. His nephew, also Knut ( d. 1131 ), was Duke of Schleswig and is also venerated as a martyr, although for what reason is not clear.