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Helms Family History

Helms Name Meaning
English: variant of Helm 1.North German and Dutch: patronymic from Helm 2-3.

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

850,299 Historical Documents with Helms on Ancestry.com
173,164 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
26,398 Military Records
6,207 Immigration Records
87,974 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Helms Families

  • Number of Helms families
     243 - 483
     82 - 242
     1 - 81
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Helms families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Helms last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Helms census records

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Helms Family Origin

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Helms Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Helms families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Helms

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Helms Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Helms census records

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Helms Civil War Service Records

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