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Hellberg Name Meaning

North German and Norwegian: variant spelling of Helberg. Swedish: ornamental name from häll ‘stone’, ‘rock’ + berg ‘mountain’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German hell ‘light’, ‘bright’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Hallberg, Helberg, Holberg, Selberg, Mehlberg, Heiberg, Heller

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Where is the Hellberg family from?

You can see how Hellberg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hellberg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hellberg families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Hellberg families living in Wisconsin. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hellberg's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Hellberg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hellberg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hellberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hellberg. 16% of Hellberg men worked as a Carpenter and 25% of Hellberg women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hellberg were Painter and Stenographer.

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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

  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Painter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Saleswoman
    25%
  • Artificial Flower Maker
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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What Hellberg family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hellberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellberg 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Hellberg. 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 806 military records available for the last name Hellberg. For the veterans among your Hellberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hellberg lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hellberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hellberg in 1949 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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