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Helme Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Helm . German: variant of Helm 3 and

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Helm, Helms, Hulme, Helle, Helmer, Holme, Heyne, Heye, Helmes, Helke

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Where is the Helme family from?

You can see how Helme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helme family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helme families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Helme families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Helme's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Helme families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helme surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Helme. 20% of Helme men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Helme women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helme were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Helme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helme 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Helme. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Helme. For the veterans among your Helme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helme lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Helme life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Helme in 1963 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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