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Helbert Name Meaning

North German: variant of Hilbert, or from another Germanic compound personal name, Helmbert, composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’. French and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heil ‘healthy’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘illustrious’. Dutch: hypercorrected form of Elbert.

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


Similar surnames: Herbert, Hilbert, Hulbert, Elbert, Hebert, Holbert, Albert, Halbert

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Where is the Helbert family from?

You can see how Helbert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helbert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helbert families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Helbert families living in Tennessee. This was about 38% of all the recorded Helbert's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Helbert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helbert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helbert. 22% of Helbert men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Helbert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helbert were Miner and Cook.

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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
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Helbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helbert 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 Helbert. 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 Helbert. For the veterans among your Helbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helbert lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Helbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Helbert in 1950 was 71, and 70 in 2004.

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