Erie Family History
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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