Ericsson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Swedish Ericsson surname is patronymic in origin, that is, it was a surname created from the first name of a father. In this instance the surname is derived from the Scandinavian personal name Eric, meaning "ever ruler."

Early History of the Ericsson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ericsson research. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1525, 1780, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Ericsson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ericsson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ericsson, Eriksson and others.


United States Ericsson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ericsson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Matts Ericsson, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627 [1]
  • Olof Ericsson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641 [1]
  • Jan Ericsson, who arrived in Delaware in 1641 [1]
  • Matte Ericsson, who landed in Delaware in 1693 [1]
  • Eric Ericsson, who arrived in Delaware in 1693 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ericsson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Ericsson, aged 20, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1824 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ericsson (post 1700) +

  • K. Anders Ericsson (1947-2020), Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University
  • Lars Magnus Ericsson (1846-1926), Swedish telephone industry pioneer, who began the Ericsson telecom company in 1876
  • John Ericsson (1803-1889), Swedish inventor, who came to the United States in 1839, and designed the ironclad Civil War ship, the USS Monitor, brother to Nils Ericson


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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