Heldman Family History

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Heldman Name Meaning

German (Heldmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German, Yiddish held ‘hero’ + man(n) ‘man’. As a Jewish name, it is often ornamental.

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

Similar surnames: Helman, Holdman, Hetman, Feldman, Waldman, Sellman, Hellman, Herdman

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Heldman Family Origin

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Heldman Family Occupations

What did your Heldman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Heldman family was Book Keeper. The most common Heldman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Heldman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Wine Grower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heldman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Wine Grower

  • Book Keeper


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

Heldman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heldman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heldman 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Heldman. 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 783 military records available for the last name Heldman. For the veterans among your Heldman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heldman Life Expectancy

What is the average Heldman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heldman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heldman in 1962 was 74, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heldman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heldman 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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