Held Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German, Middle Dutch, Yiddish held ‘hero’. As a Jewish name, it is often ornamental. German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with hild ‘strife’ as the first element. English: variant of Heald.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Hell, Hild, Feld, Hold, Heid, Gell, Herd, Helf, Belt

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Held Family Origin

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Held Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Held occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Held's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Held family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Held.

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Held Historical Records

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Held Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Held life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Held in 1943 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Held

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