Erie Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. It may be derived from the place name Erie, the name of one of the Great Lakes and various counties and townships on its southern shores. The etymology is from the name of an American Indian people who lived there before the arrival of Europeans, and indeed the surname may denote a member of this people. Their name is said to mean ‘cat’ or ‘cat people’.

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

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Erie Family Origin

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Erie Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Retired Farmer

    17%
  • Working On R. R.

    17%
  • Works For Stockyrd

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Erie family was Works For Stockyrd. The most common Erie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Erie's were Farmers. Farmer, Retired Farmer and Working On R. R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Erie.

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Erie Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Erie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Erie in 1947 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Erie

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