Helmke Family History

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Helmke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Helm 3.

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

Similar surnames: Helmle, Humke, Helme, Hilke, Ehmke, Oelfke, Hedtke, Lemke, Helke

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Helmke Family Origin

Where is the Helmke family from?

Helmke Family Occupations

What did your Helmke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Helmke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Helmke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Helmke family was Laborer. Farmer, Grocer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helmke.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Laborer


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

Helmke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Helmke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helmke 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Helmke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Helmke. For the veterans among your Helmke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helmke Life Expectancy

What is the average Helmke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Helmke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Helmke in 1951 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helmke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helmke 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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