Helgesen Family History

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Helgesen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Helge, Old Norse Helgi, literally ‘holiness’, a derivative of the adjective heilagr ‘holy’, ‘sacred’.

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


Similar surnames: Helgeland, Ellefsen, Salvesen, Thygesen, Tellefsen, Holgerson, Heggen

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Helgesen Family Origin

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Helgesen Family Occupations

What did your Helgesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helgesen family was Merchant. The most common Helgesen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 77% of Helgesen's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer And Teacher and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helgesen.

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  • Farmer

    77%
  • Farmer And Teacher

    8%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Merchant

    8%

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

Helgesen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Helgesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helgesen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Helgesen

Passenger List

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

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Helgesen Life Expectancy

What is the average Helgesen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Helgesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Helgesen in 1961 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helgesen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helgesen 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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