Helber Family History

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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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Helber Family Origin

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Helber Family Occupations

What did your Helber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helber family was Merchant. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helber. The most common Helber occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 20% of Helber's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Helber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Helber Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Helber Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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