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Helper Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Halpern. North German form 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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Helper Family Origin

Where is the Helper family from?

Helper Family Occupations

What did your Helper ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helper. A less common occupation for the Helper family was Brewer. The most common Helper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Helper's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brewer


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

Helper Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Helper Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helper 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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