Eriksson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Eriksson family

The surname Eriksson was first found in Brunswick, where the name Erichson was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Eriksson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eriksson research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1860 is included under the topic Early Eriksson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eriksson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Erichson, Erichsen, Ericson, Erickson, Ericksen and many more.

Early Notables of the Eriksson family (pre 1700)

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United States Eriksson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eriksson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Erik Eriksson, aged 55, who landed in New York in 1846 [1]
  • Jonas Eriksson, aged 28, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]
  • Johannes Eriksson, aged 25, who arrived in America in 1858 [1]
  • Lars Johan Eriksson, who arrived in Colorado in 1881 [1]
Eriksson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • C H B Eriksson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eriksson (post 1700) +

  • Carl-Åke Eriksson (1934-2015), Swedish actor, best known for playing the SS vampire in the horror-comedy Frostbite
  • Anders Eriksson (b. 1975), Swedish, professional NHL hockey player
  • Sven-Goran Eriksson (b. 1948), Swedish soccer coach, English National Team coach (2001-)
  • King Magnus Eriksson (1316-1374), king of Sweden and Norway


  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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