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Helm Family History

Helm Name Meaning
English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a rough temporary shelter for animals, Middle English helm (Old Norse hjalmr, related to the Old English and Old High German words in 2 below), or a habitational name from a minor place named Helm or Helme from this word, as for example in County Durham, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire.English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare, e.g., Helmbrecht.Scottish: habitational name from Helme in Roxburghshire (Borders).Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Helm ‘helmet’.

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

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Name Distribution of Helm Families

  • Number of Helm families
     106 - 210
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Helm families
     335 - 667
     112 - 334
     1 - 111
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Helm families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Helm Family Origin

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Helm Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Helm

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Helm Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Helm Civil War Service Records

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