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Verhelst Family History

Verhelst Name Meaning
Dutch: reduced form of van der Elst, a topographic name for someone who lived by an alder, Middle Dutch (h)e(e)lst, or a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Elst.

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

8,495 Historical Documents with Verhelst on Ancestry.com
2,484 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
157 Military Records
505 Immigration Records
998 Census and Voter Lists
4,351 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Verhelst Families

  • Number of Verhelst families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Verhelst census records

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Verhelst Family Origin

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Verhelst Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Verhelst 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 Verhelst

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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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Verhelst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Verhelst census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Verhelst ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Verhelst

Did the Verhelsts fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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