According to Oscar Nycander "Släkten Nycander, published in 1909 he was the first
Nycander. He was probably born Petrus Laurentii Nycopensis but was registred at Åbo
Univeristy 25th of June 1667 as Petrus Laurentii Sudermannus. Probably his heritage was from
Nyköping, Sweden and that he after beginning his studies took the name Nycander. After a
while he moved to Uppsala University where he became priest in 1670. Later on he
moved to Strängnäs Gymnasium where he bacame lector in physics and logic. In 1st of May
1677 he became headmaster of the school of Nyköoing.