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Helgren Name Meaning

Swedish (Hellgren): ornamental name composed of the elements häll ‘stone’, ‘rock’ + gren ‘branch’; the first element is unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Hallgren, Mellgren, Holmgren, Ahlgren, Hultgren, Edgren, Hellen

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Where is the Helgren family from?

You can see how Helgren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helgren family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Helgren families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Helgren families living in Kansas. This was about 44% of all the recorded Helgren's in the USA. Kansas had the highest population of Helgren families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helgren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helgren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helgren. 25% of Helgren men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Helgren women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helgren were Mechanic and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Cook
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Helgren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helgren census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 453 immigration records available for the last name Helgren. 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 Cards

There are 394 military records available for the last name Helgren. For the veterans among your Helgren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helgren lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Helgren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Helgren in 1945 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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