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Erikson Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Eriksson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian Danish and North German cognate Eriksen . Compare Erekson and Erickson .

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


Similar surnames: Eriksson, Ericson, Erekson, Eriksen, Ericksen, Erichsen, Emison

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Where is the Erikson family from?

You can see how Erikson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erikson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Erikson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 62 Erikson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 46% of all the recorded Erikson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Erikson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erikson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erikson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Erikson. 60% of Erikson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Erikson women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
    60%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Fisher
    6%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Erikson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erikson 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 61,000 immigration records available for the last name Erikson. 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 Erikson. For the veterans among your Erikson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erikson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Erikson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Erikson in 1953 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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