Helder Family History

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Helder Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name, Halidher, composed of the elements halið ‘hero’ + hari, heri ‘army’, or from another personal name, Hildher, composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + the same second element. Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone living on a slope, from Middle Dutch helldinge ‘slanting surface’. Compare Halder. English: from an agent derivative of Old English healdan ‘to hold’, hence a name denoting an occupier or tenant. Compare Holder. English: variant of Hilder. English: possibly a variant of Elder, with the addition of an inorganic initial H-.

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

Similar surnames: Heller, Holder, Helmer, Herder, Halder, Hilder, Hiller, Gelder

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Helder Family Origin

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Helder Family Occupations

What did your Helder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helder family was Boot & Shoe Maker. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helder. The most common Helder occupation in the USA was Laborer. 34% of Helder's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Boot & Shoe Maker


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Helder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Helder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helder 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Helder. 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 887 military records available for the last name Helder. For the veterans among your Helder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helder Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Helder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Helder in 1951 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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