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Eriksson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Erik from Old Norse Eiríkr (see Eric ). Compare Erickson Ericsson and Erikson .

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

Similar surnames: Eriksen, Erekson, Erickson, Nerison, Eliasson, Eliason, Persson

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Where is the Eriksson family from?

You can see how Eriksson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eriksson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Eriksson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Eriksson families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Eriksson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eriksson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eriksson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eriksson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eriksson. 20% of Eriksson men worked as a Carpenter and 24% of Eriksson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eriksson were Draftsman and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Draftsman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Eriksson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eriksson 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 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Eriksson. 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 566 military records available for the last name Eriksson. For the veterans among your Eriksson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eriksson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Eriksson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eriksson in 1956 was 78, and 83 in 2004.

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