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Helmer Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a helmet-maker, from Middle High German helm ‘helmet’ + the agent suffix -er. German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’ + heri, hari ‘army’; or from one composed of the elements hail ‘whole’, ‘sound’ + mari, meri ‘renowned’; or from one composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, a derivative of Helm.

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

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Helmer Family Origin

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Helmer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, the most common Helmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Helmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Helmer family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helmer.

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Helmer Life Expectancy

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