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Helle Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: from Old Norse hella ‘flat stone’, ‘flagstone’, ‘flat mountain’ or hellir ‘cave’. As a Nowegian name this is generally a habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named. As a Swedish name, it is generally ornamental. English: variant spelling of Hell 1. German: topographic name from Middle High German helle ‘hell’ (modern German Hölle), used (often in field names) in a topographic sense to denote a hollow or a wild, precipitous place.

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


Similar surnames: Heller, Hellem, Hell, Hille, Holle, Selle, Belle, Halle, Zelle

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Helle Family Origin

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Helle Family Occupations

What did your Helle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helle family was Laborer. The most common Helle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Helle's were Farmers. Farmer, Painter and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helle.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Painter

    13%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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Helle Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Helle Life Expectancy

What is the average Helle lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Helle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Helle in 1944 was 24, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helle 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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