Herrick Family History

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Herrick Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + ric ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin.

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

Similar surnames: Merrick, Henrick, Derrick, Gerrick, Herrin, Herwick, Hedrich, Kerrick

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Herrick Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Herrick. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Herrick Family Origin

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Herrick Family Occupations

What did your Herrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Herrick occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Herrick's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herrick. A less common occupation for the Herrick family was Agent.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Blacksmith

  • Agent


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Herrick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Herrick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herrick 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Herrick. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Herrick. For the veterans among your Herrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herrick Life Expectancy

What is the average Herrick lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Herrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Herrick in 1943 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herrick 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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