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Helper Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Halpern . German: northern variant of Helfer .

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


Similar surnames: Heller, Halper, Helmer, Pepper, Tepper, Helser, Helfer, Helder, Eller

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Where is the Helper family from?

You can see how Helper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helper families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Helper families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Helper's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Helper families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Helper. 23% of Helper men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Helper women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helper were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Helper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helper 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 375 immigration records available for the last name Helper. 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 790 military records available for the last name Helper. For the veterans among your Helper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helper lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Helper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Helper in 1959 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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