Hellem Family History

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Hellem Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named from Old Norse from Old Norse hella ‘flat stone’, ‘flagstone’, ‘flat mountain’ or hellir ‘cave’ + the element -em, which may come from Old Norse heimr ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Helle, Mellem, Hille, Hjelle, Helm, Heller, Hulley, Shelley, Sellen

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Hellem Family Origin

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Hellem Family Occupations

What did your Hellem ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hellem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hellem's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Brewery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hellem. A less common occupation for the Hellem family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Brewery

    7%
  • Farming

    7%

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

Hellem Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hellem Life Expectancy

What is the average Hellem lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Hellem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hellem in 1946 was 40, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hellem

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hellem 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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