When William Peter Erickson was born on 6 June 1926, in Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, his father, Rae Albert Erickson, was 28 and his mother, Pearl Elizabeth Tucker, was 26. He married Anne Theresa Murphy on 16 February 1946, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Garfield, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 7 April 1997, in Estacada, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.
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.