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Swisshelm Family History

Swisshelm Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schweisshelm literally ‘sweat helmet’ but a wrongly standardized form of the ancient Germanic personal name Schwethelm from swinth swīd ‘strong fast’ + helm ‘helmet’.

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


Similar surnames: Wilhelm, Widhalm, Diethelm, Thissell, Missel, Kissel, Rishel, Wessel

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Where is the Swisshelm family from?

You can see how Swisshelm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swisshelm family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Swisshelm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Swisshelm family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Swisshelm's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Swisshelm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swisshelm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swisshelm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Swisshelm. 25% of Swisshelm men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Swisshelm women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swisshelm were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    40%
  • Beautician
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
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What Swisshelm family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Swisshelm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swisshelm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 50 immigration records available for the last name Swisshelm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 297 military records available for the last name Swisshelm. For the veterans among your Swisshelm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swisshelm lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Swisshelm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Swisshelm in 1951 was 51, and 64 in 2004.

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