Eriksen Family History

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Eriksen Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, Old Norse Eiríkr (see Erickson).

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

Similar surnames: Ericksen, Eriksson, Erickson, Erichsen, Erekson, Henriksen, Derksen

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Eriksen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eriksen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eriksen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Germanic Europe


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Eriksen Family Origin

Where is the Eriksen family from?

Eriksen Family Occupations

What did your Eriksen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Shoemaker and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eriksen. A less common occupation for the Eriksen family was Farmer & Laborer. The most common Eriksen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Eriksen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Farm Labor

  • Farmer & Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Eriksen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Eriksen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Eriksen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eriksen 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Eriksen. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Eriksen. For the veterans among your Eriksen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eriksen Life Expectancy

What is the average Eriksen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Eriksen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eriksen in 1944 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eriksen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eriksen 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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