Start your family tree now Is your surname Eriksson?
There are already 1,243 users and over 5,000 genealogy profiles with the Eriksson surname on Geni. Explore Eriksson genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Eriksson Genealogy and Eriksson Family History Information

‹ Back to Surnames Index

Create your Family Tree.
Discover your Family History.

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


view all


  • Anders Eriksson (1796 - d.)
  • Björn the old, king of the Svear (868 - c.956)
    See ) Fairytale king, not verified in contemporary sources. (Fairy ≠ Saga but instead reads as; Saga Kings is a designation given to the legendary kings who was mainly mentioned in works ...
  • Björn "Hunda-Steinarson" Eriksson (c.830 - 890)
    Source texts: Landnámabók 55. kafli Hunda-Steinar hét jarl á Englandi; hann átti Álöfu, dóttur Ragnars loðbrókar. Þeirra börn voru þau Björn, faðir Auðunar skökuls, og Eiríkur, faðir Sigurðar...
  • Emund Eriksson, king of Birka (c.829 - c.859)
    (Note: Many notes in Swedish have been transferred to the Swedish tab). Emund or Anund Eriksson, king in Sweden. Semi-legendary status. The original sources seem to be Hervarar Saga, Rimbert an...
  • Erik Eriksson (c.1497 - 1550)
    He did not marry Anna Olofsdotter Stenbock (1504-1579) disproven genealogy He did marrry Anna Olofsdotter was born 1502 in Borgholm, Sweden, and died 12 May 1579 in Borgholm, Sweden.She married Erik ...

About the Eriksson surname

This last name was originally a typical Scandinavian Patronymic: It was only introduced as a last name or family name around 1850-1900.


Balázs Déri says :

However it is still possibly that some original Eriksson families descend from Erik one of the first kings of Sweden or of Skandinavia who may be identical with Erik-Hthoni king of Athénai until about 1860 b.c..

Athéna itself and partly Shgandinawia as well like places of settlement of their tribemay have got the name of A-Sha-ya-Na-Wa son of Ganda from kasshú kingdom called also Dán : at-Sha-ya-Wa-Na and of course Sha-Ganda-ya-Nawa. His name reflects in that of Erikhthonios ( Errikshtshoni ) too : Erra-yak-Had-Sha-Wa-Na-ya meaning approximately Erik,the Hadés of Athéna.

His parents were,as stated,Hépháistos (Haya-Wap-Sha-Awayad-Set ) and Gé (Gaya-Wa ) who through him released all gépaida ( gaya-wap-awida ) tribes of later days belonging to the family of Aidés (Awayad ) called also Hadés,Dis and Plutón by different traditions.

As lakandon tribe of Belize is alternatively called hatshwinik ( had-sha-wa-ya-na-yak ) it is likely thatt Erik-Hthoni is identical with Lakandon Nowar-Erri king of Saba who ruled about the same time as he did. He in Saba succeded a certain Aithiops (Awid-Shiwop that is Awayad-Sha-ya-wa-Wap ) who in this case may be the Héphaistos mentioned here.

Even Ush-Bu-Erra of Usun ( Wusun ) from Maaru ruled in those times,and he may be the ancestor of byrushi nation speaking a language related to georgian.

Héphaist (Ha-ya-Wa-Pa-Ha-Wayaset ) might also be in first a name for Ganda releasing all noble tribes of Pohya,and a third Héphaistos son of Talós son of Krés might have been the one who founded Phaistos in Kréta forkru and talo-di tribes coming later from there.

See Svensson,Schwed,Normann,Atyhai,Tausig,Hansen,Larsen,Türk ,Grúz,Görög,Hartl and others !