When Laurits Rasmussen was christened on 27 July 1684, in Vejlby, Vends, Odense, Denmark, his father, Rasmus Hansen, was 48 and his mother, Kirsten Lauritzdatter, was 45. He married Anna Svendsdatter on 8 December 1709, in Vejlby, Hindsgavl, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He was buried in Vejlby, Hindsgavl, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Jorgen, Niels, Bent, Holger, Thor, Borge, Knute, Per, Alf.
Danish, Norwegian, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Rasmus .