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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


Similar surnames: Fries, Peri, Serie, Xie, Brue, Erle, Eric, Rio, Elia, Eroh

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Erie Family Origin

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Erie Family Occupations

What did your Erie ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Retired Farmer

    17%
  • Working On R. R.

    17%
  • Works For Stockyrd

    17%

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Erie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Erie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Erie 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 Erie. 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 Erie. For the veterans among your Erie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Erie Life Expectancy

What is the average Erie lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Erie 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.

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