Eric Erickson

25 January 1833–25 February 1911 (Age 78)
Nordanåker, Dalarna, Sweden

The Life of Eric

When Eric Erickson was born on 25 January 1833, in Nordanåker, Dalarna, Sweden, his father, Eric Olsson, was 36 and his mother, Brita Krank Olsdotter, was 32. He married Kerstin Jonsdr on 20 October 1844, in Malung, Kopparberg, Sweden. He lived in Malung, Kopparberg, Sweden in 1895 and Torsång, Kopparberg, Sweden in 1900. He died on 25 February 1911, in Yttermalung, Dalarna, Sweden, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Eric Erickson
Kerstin Jonsdr
Marriage: 14 May 1854
Eric Eriksson
Jonas Eriksson
Olof Eriksson
Brita Eriksdotter
Kerstin Eriksdotter
Anna Eriksdotter
Karl Erik Eriksson

Spouse and Children

14 May 1854
Orsa, Kopparberg, Sweden


    Eric Eriksson


    Jonas Eriksson


    Olof Eriksson


    Brita Eriksdotter


    Kerstin Eriksdotter


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World Events (6)

1848 · The March Unrest

Age 15

The March Unrest, or the Marsoroligheterna, was a series of riots in Stockholm in March 1848, due to news of the French Revolution. As a mob gathered and plundered shops on March 19, the militia fired shots and 18 deaths. The army arrived on March 21 for reinforcement and terminated any further rioting.

Age 19

Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Stockholm.
1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 40

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.

Name Meaning

Respelling of a Scandinavian and North German patronymic derived from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever’, ‘always’ (or a reduced form of ein ‘one’, ‘only’) + rík ‘power’. The main forms are Erichsen , Eriksen , Ericsson , and Eriksson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hemmens Tapp Erik Ersson, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"
  • Erik Ersson, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"
  • Erik Ersson, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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