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Helfer Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for an assistant of some kind, or nickname for a helpful person, from Middle High German hëlfære, German Helfer ‘helper’, ‘assistant’.

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


Similar surnames: Helmer, Heller, Helber, Helf, Hegler, Hupfer, Helder, Herzer, Huffer

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Helfer Family Origin

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Helfer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Baker

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helfer family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helfer. The most common Helfer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Helfer's were Farmers.

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Helfer Historical Records

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Helfer Life Expectancy

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