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Helfand Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornmental name or nickname from Yiddish helfand ‘elephant’.

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


Similar surnames: Gelfand, Helman, Holland, Hand, Helland, Helfman, Heilmann, Pelan

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Helfand Family Origin

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Helfand Family Occupations

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Helfand Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Helfand. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Helfand. For the veterans among your Helfand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helfand Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Helfand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Helfand in 1955 was 78, and 83 in 2004.

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