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Erich Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Eric, Ehrich, Rich, Erick, Urich, Eirich, Gerich, Krich, Brich, Elich

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Where is the Erich family from?

You can see how Erich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Erich families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Erich families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Erich's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Erich families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Erich. 27% of Erich men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Erich women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erich were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    23%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Erich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erich 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Erich. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Erich. For the veterans among your Erich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erich lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Erich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Erich in 1963 was 77, and 69 in 2004.

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