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Heller Family History

Heller Name Meaning
German: nickname from the small medieval coin known as the häller or heller because it was first minted (in 1208) at the Swabian town of (Schwäbisch) Hall. Compare Hall.Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Schwäbisch Hall.German: topographic name for someone living by a field named as ‘hell’ (see Helle 3).English: topographic name for someone living on a hill, from southeastern Middle English hell + the habitational suffix -er.Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’ + hari, heri ‘army’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with fair hair or a light complexion, from an inflected form, used before a male personal name, of German hell ‘light’, ‘bright’, Yiddish hel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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29,201 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Heller Families

  • Number of Heller families
     456 - 910
     153 - 455
     1 - 152
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heller families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heller families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Heller Family Origin

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Heller Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Heller

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Heller Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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