>Did anyone explain earlier why Caroline Mariane Pedersen
>(daughter of Jens Peder Rasmussen and Jensine Birthe Kirstine Sørensen) would have a surname "Pedersen?"
Pedersen = patronym of Peder in Jens PEDER Rasmussen.
It's not common, but it happend in those days that children were named that way,
probably because her father maybee used the name Peder.
My father used his middle name not hist first name.