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Helber Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a thresher, from Middle High German helwe ‘chaff’ + the agent suffix -er; alternatively, it could be a habitational name from a place called Helba near Meiningen. Dutch: variant of Helbert 2 and 3.

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


Similar surnames: Kelber, Helmer, Heller, Helder, Heber, Melber, Felber, Helfer

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Where is the Helber family from?

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

What did your Helber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helber. 22% of Helber men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Helber women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helber were Mechanic and Housewife.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Mechanic
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Helber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helber 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Helber. 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 659 military records available for the last name Helber. For the veterans among your Helber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helber lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Helber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Helber in 1962 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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