When Hedda Ericksson was born on 18 July 1835, in Floda, Södermanland, Sweden, her father, Eric Berilsson, was 40 and her mother, Maria Kristina Erickson, was 38. She lived in Ekeby, Östergötland, Sweden in 1878. She died on 4 March 1844, at the age of 8, and was buried in Floda, Södermanland, Sweden.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Thor, Nils, Lars, Sven, Lief, Anders, Lennart, Iver, Elof, Erland.
Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Ericsson and Eriksson , Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen and Erichsen , or of any other Scandinavian or North German patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever, always’ (or a shortened form of ein ‘one, only’) + rík ‘power’. Compare Ericksen , Ericson , and Erikson .
English (Lancashire): patronymic from the Middle English male personal name Eric (with the same etymology as 1 above) + son.
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