Eric Family History

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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

Where is the Eric family from?

Eric Family Occupations

What did your Eric ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eric. 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.

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  • Laborer

    38%
  • Coal Miner

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Miner

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Eric ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Eric Historical Records

What Eric family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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

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Eric Life Expectancy

What is the average Eric lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2003, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eric

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eric 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.

Famous Eric Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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