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Helland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, notably in the counties of Rogaland and Hordaland, mostly from Old Norse Helgaland (see Helgeland), but in some cases from Old Norse hella ‘flat stone’, ‘flagstone’, ‘flat mountain’ or hellir ‘cave’ + land ‘country’, ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Hetland, Selland, Hegland, Felland, Belland, Yelland, Holland, Ueland

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Helland Family Origin

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Helland Family Occupations

What did your Helland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helland family was Agen Bag. Hs.. Farmer, Laborer and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helland. The most common Helland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Helland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Boiler Maker

    7%
  • Agen Bag. Hs.

    4%

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

Helland Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Helland Life Expectancy

What is the average Helland lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Helland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Helland in 1955 was 67, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helland 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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