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Helmus Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from an aphetic form of the personal name Wilhelmus (see William).

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Heims, Hermes, Helms, Demus, Feltus, Herms, Helman, Helmer

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Where is the Helmus family from?

You can see how Helmus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helmus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Helmus families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Helmus family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Helmus's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Helmus families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helmus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helmus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helmus. 28% of Helmus men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    19%
  • Superintendent
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Helmus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helmus 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Helmus. 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 326 military records available for the last name Helmus. For the veterans among your Helmus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helmus lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Helmus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Helmus in 1957 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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