Helf Family History

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Helf Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for an assistant of some kind, or nickname for a helpful person, from an agent noun based on Middle High German helf ‘help’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Held, Hell, Halm, Haaf, Kell, Belt, Zepf, Hall, Gell

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Helf Family Origin

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Helf Family Occupations

What did your Helf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Helf occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 16% of Helf's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helf. A less common occupation for the Helf family was Baker.

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  • Keeping House

    16%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Baker

    5%

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

Helf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Helf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helf 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Helf. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Helf. For the veterans among your Helf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helf Life Expectancy

What is the average Helf lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Helf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Helf in 1948 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helf 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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