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Erick Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of North German Erich or Scandinavian Eirik (see Erickson).

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

Similar surnames: Irick, Erich, Elick, Evick, Emrick, Derick, Eick, Eric, Urick, Arick

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Where is the Erick family from?

You can see how Erick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Erick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Erick families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Erick families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Erick's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Erick families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Erick surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Erick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Erick. 31% of Erick men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Erick women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Erick were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Erick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erick 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 Erick. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Erick. For the veterans among your Erick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Erick lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Erick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Erick in 1959 was 66, and 88 in 2004.

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