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Eiker Family History

Eiker Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name formed with egi ‘point (of a sword or lance)’ (Old High German ecka). Perhaps a respelling of German Eicher. Norwegian: variant (plural) of Eike.

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


Similar surnames: Eike, Ecker, Eimer, Piker, Lier, Kiker, Eaker, Weiker, Eiben, Esser

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Where is the Eiker family from?

You can see how Eiker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eiker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Eiker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Eiker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Eiker's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Eiker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eiker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eiker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eiker. 59% of Eiker men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Eiker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eiker were Clerk and Maid.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    59%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Eiker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eiker 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 110 immigration records available for the last name Eiker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 329 military records available for the last name Eiker. For the veterans among your Eiker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eiker lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Eiker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Eiker in 1964 was 59, and 89 in 2004.

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