When Jørgen Larsen was born in 1714, in Nyker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Lars Hansen, was 40 and his mother, Kirsten Jorgensdatter, was 32. He married Karen Pedersdatter about 1745, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 29 March 1787, in Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark, at the age of 73.
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.