Hellmann Family History

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Hellmann Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German helle ‘precipitous terrain’, ‘steep slope’ + Mann ‘man’. German: nickname for a hellraiser, from Helle 3.

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

Similar surnames: Heilmann, Hillmann, Sellman, Hollmann, Wellmann, Heumann, Heldman

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Hellmann Family Origin

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Hellmann Family Occupations

What did your Hellmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hellmann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Hellmann's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hellmann family was Tailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hellmann.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Tailor


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

Hellmann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hellmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellmann 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hellmann. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hellmann. For the veterans among your Hellmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hellmann Life Expectancy

What is the average Hellmann lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hellmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hellmann in 1941 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hellmann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hellmann 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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