Erskine Family History

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Erskine Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place on the south bank of the Clyde outside Glasgow, first recorded in 1225 in the form Erskin. Other early spellings vary (1227 Yrskin; 1262 Ireskin; 1300 Harskin, Irschen).

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


Similar surnames: Emslie, Erskin, Eskin, Erkkila, Derstine, Enslin, Stine, Ursin

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Erskine Family Origin

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Erskine Family Occupations

What did your Erskine ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erskine. A less common occupation for the Erskine family was Laborer. The most common Erskine occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Erskine's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farmer Son

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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Erskine Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Erskine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erskine 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 Erskine. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Erskine. For the veterans among your Erskine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erskine Life Expectancy

What is the average Erskine lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Erskine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Erskine in 1944 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erskine ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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