Eric Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Erich, of Old Norse origin (see Erickson).

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


Similar surnames: Erich, Ehrich, Brin, Erie, Erick, Ris, Eroh, Urich, Trim, Enis

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Eric Family Origin

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Eric Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    38%
  • Coal Miner

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Miner

    13%

In 1880, the most common Eric occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Eric's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Eric family was Miner. Laborer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eric.

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Eric Historical Records

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Eric Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1972 and 2003, Eric life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Eric in 1972 was 79, and 59 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eric

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