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Ericson Surname Meaning

Swedish: variant of Ericsson and in North America (also) an altered form of this (see also 2 below). Americanized form of other Scandinavian or North German patronymics from a personal name derived from the Old Norse name Eiríkr (see Eric 1 and Erickson ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Erickson, Erichsen, Ericksen, Erekson, Erikson, Erion, Eison, Elison

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Where is the Ericson family from?

You can see how Ericson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ericson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ericson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 38 Ericson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 29% of all the recorded Ericson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Ericson families in 1911.
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What did your Ericson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Contureire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ericson. 64% of Ericson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Ericson women worked as a Contureire. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Contureire
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Ericson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Ericson. For the veterans among your Ericson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ericson lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ericson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ericson in 1945 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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