When Eric Eriksson was born on 29 March 1755, in Björken, Dalarna, Sweden, his father, Eric Ersson, was 29 and his mother, Carin Ersdr, was 21. He died on 3 February 1758, at the age of 2.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Lars, Anders, Nils, Per, Alf, Algot, Alvar, Bjorn, Elof, Knut, Mats.
Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Erik, from Old Norse Eiríkr (see Erickson ). Compare Erickson , Ericsson , and Erikson .