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Helmes Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Helm English: variant of Helms .

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

Similar surnames: Helms, Hermes, Helmer, Helmers, Helme, Helmus, Hilmes, Wilmes

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Where is the Helmes family from?

You can see how Helmes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helmes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helmes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Helmes families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Helmes's in USA. New York had the highest population of Helmes families in 1840.
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What did your Helmes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Helmes. 100% of Helmes men worked as a Gardener and 91% of Helmes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • None
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Helmes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helmes 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 Helmes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Helmes. For the veterans among your Helmes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helmes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Helmes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Helmes in 1962 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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