Helms Family History

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Helms Name Meaning

English: variant of Helm 1. North German and Dutch: patronymic from Helm 2-3.

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

Similar surnames: Helm, Helme, Herms, Heims, Helmes, Delfs, Heins, Huls, Helmus, Elms

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Helms Family Origin

Where is the Helms family from?

Helms Family Occupations

What did your Helms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helms family was Farming. The most common Helms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Helms's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helms.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Helms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Helms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helms 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Helms. 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 Helms. For the veterans among your Helms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helms Life Expectancy

What is the average Helms lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Helms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Helms in 1941 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helms 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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