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Helin Name Meaning

Swedish (also frequent in Finland): ornamental name from an unexplained first element + the suffix -lin or -in, common suffixes of surnames. French (Hélin): from a pet form of Hélie (see Helie 1). French (Hélin): from the Germanic personal name Heilin, a short form of any of various compound names with the first element heil (see Heilmann 2). English: variant of Hillian.

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


Similar surnames: Hulin, Melin, Hedin, Selin, Molin, Hein, Helie, Belin, Hain, Hearn

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Where is the Helin family from?

You can see how Helin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Helin family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Helin's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Helin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helin. 14% of Helin men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Helin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helin were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Carpenter
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Helin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Helin. 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 527 military records available for the last name Helin. For the veterans among your Helin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Helin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Helin in 1958 was 44, and 66 in 2004.

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