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Helberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places called Hel(l)berg or in Lower Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, and Bavaria. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Hellberg. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, either from the female personal name Helga or from Old Norse heilagr ‘holy’, ‘sacred’, or hella ‘flagstone’ + berg ‘rock’, ‘mountain’.

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


Similar surnames: Heiberg, Holberg, Selberg, Hellberg, Melberg, Halberg, Salberg

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Where is the Helberg family from?

You can see how Helberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Helberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Helberg families living in Ohio. This was about 24% of all the recorded Helberg's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Helberg families in 1880.
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What did your Helberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helberg. 22% of Helberg men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Helberg women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helberg were Carpenter and Farmer.

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Helberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helberg 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Helberg. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Helberg. For the veterans among your Helberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helberg lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Helberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Helberg in 1943 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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