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

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Helms Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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Helms Historical Records

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Helms Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

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