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Erickson Family History

Erickson Name Meaning

Respelling of a Scandinavian and North German patronymic derived from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever’, ‘always’ (or a reduced form of ein ‘one’, ‘only’) + rík ‘power’. The main forms are Erichsen, Eriksen, Ericsson, and Eriksson.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ericksen, Derickson, Erekson, Rickson, Eriksson, Ericson, Dedrickson

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Where is the Erickson family from?

You can see how Erickson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erickson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Erickson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Erickson families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Erickson's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Erickson families in 1891.
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What did your Erickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Erickson. 100% of Erickson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 70,000 immigration records available for the last name Erickson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 64,000 military records available for the last name Erickson. For the veterans among your Erickson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erickson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Erickson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Erickson in 1942 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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