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Eriksen Surname Meaning

Norwegian Danish and North German: patronymic from the personal name Erik from Old Norse Eiríkr (see Eric ).

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

Similar surnames: Ericksen, Eriksson, Erickson, Erichsen, Erekson, Henriksen, Derksen

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Where is the Eriksen family from?

You can see how Eriksen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eriksen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Eriksen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Eriksen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 40% of all the recorded Eriksen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Eriksen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eriksen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eriksen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Eriksen. 100% of Eriksen men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Eriksen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eriksen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Eriksen. 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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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Eriksen. For the veterans among your Eriksen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eriksen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eriksen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eriksen in 1944 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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