When Karen Larsen was born on 27 December 1731, in Arnager, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Lars Jensen, was 35 and her mother, Margrethe Hansdatter, was 24. She married Jens Hansen on 15 June 1753, in Nylars, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters.
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.