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Helmers Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Helmer

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

Similar surnames: Hellmers, Helmer, Elbers, Hilgers, Helms, Remmers, Hermes, Helmes

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Where is the Helmers family from?

You can see how Helmers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helmers family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Helmers families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Helmers families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Helmers's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Helmers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helmers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helmers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Helmers. 28% of Helmers men worked as a Farmer and 39% of Helmers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helmers were Operator and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Packer
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Helmers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helmers 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 Helmers. 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 662 military records available for the last name Helmers. For the veterans among your Helmers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helmers lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Helmers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Helmers in 1960 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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