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Herrick Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + ric ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin.

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


Similar surnames: Merrick, Henrick, Derrick, Gerrick, Herrin, Herwick, Hedrich, Kerrick

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Herrick Family Origin

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Herrick Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Herrick family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herrick. The most common Herrick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Herrick's were Farmers.

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