When Adser Pedersen was born on 7 November 1751, in Åker, Åkirkeby, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Peder Adsersen, was 28 and his mother, Kirsten Ipsdatter, was 26.
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 .