Erickson Family History

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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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Erickson Family Origin

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Erickson Family Occupations

What did your Erickson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Erickson occupation in the UK was Baker. 13% of Erickson's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Erickson family was Dressmaker. Baker, Carpenter and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erickson.

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  • Baker

  • Carpenter

  • Carter

  • Dressmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Erickson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Erickson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 362,000 census records available for the last name Erickson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erickson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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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Erickson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erickson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erickson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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