Eriksen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Eriksen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eriksen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Josephine Eriksen, aged 14, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Martin Eriksen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Olonia Eriksen, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Carl Eriksen, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 [1]
  • Solomon Eriksen, who landed in Iowa in 1887 [1]

Eriksen migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Eriksen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Eriksen, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Bertha Maria Eriksen, aged 28, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872
  • Miss Caroline Christine Eriksen, (b. 1847), aged 25, Scandinavian maid servant travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]
  • Mr. Peter Eriksen, (b. 1838), aged 34, Scandinavian labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]
  • Gustap Eriksen, aged 34, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Eriksen (post 1700)

  • Stein Eriksen (1927-2015), Norwegian alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist

Historic Events for the Eriksen family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Anthon Eriksen, American Third Class Passenger from Chicago, Illinois, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [3]
HMS Dorsetshire
  • Edward Anders Eriksen (d. 1945), British Ordinary Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
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