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Helgeland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, notably in the county of Rogaland. In most cases, the name is derived from Old Norse Helgaland, from heilagr ‘holy’, ‘sacred’ + land ‘land’ (see Helland).

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


Similar surnames: Helland, Hegland, Haugland, England, Hetland, Espeland, Selland

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Helgeland Family Origin

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Helgeland Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Helgeland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Helgeland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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Helgeland Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Helgeland Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Helgeland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Helgeland in 1957 was 48, and 73 in 2003.

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