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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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Where is the Helland family from?

You can see how Helland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helland families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Helland family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Helland's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Helland families in 1840.
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What did your Helland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helland. 30% of Helland men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Helland women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helland were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 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 Lists

There are 5,000 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 Cards

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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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.

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