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Herrick Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + ric ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin.

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


Similar surnames: Merrick, Henrick, Derrick, Gerrick, Herrin, Herwick, Hedrich, Kerrick

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Herrick Family Origin

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Herrick Family Occupations

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In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herrick. The most common Herrick occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Herrick's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Herrick family was Laundress.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    7%
  • Bricklayer

    5%
  • Laundress

    3%

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Herrick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Herrick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herrick 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Herrick. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Herrick. For the veterans among your Herrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herrick Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Herrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Herrick in 1943 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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