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Helseth Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads most of them named with Old Norse Helgasetr Helgusetr from the male personal name Helgi and the female personal name Helga respectively; both names are derived from heilagr ‘holy sacred’. In some cases other personal names for example Herleifr or Herlaugi are the source of the first element and in other cases it is derived from hella ‘flat stone flat mountain’. The second element -seth is derived from setr ‘farmstead dwelling’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Halseth, Helle, Gulseth, Nesseth, Mauseth, Huseth, Halse, Hassett

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Where is the Helseth family from?

You can see how Helseth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helseth family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Helseth families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Helseth family living in Minnesota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Helseth's in USA. Minnesota and 1 other state had the highest population of Helseth families in 1880.
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What did your Helseth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Helseth. 36% of Helseth men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Helseth women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helseth were Salesman and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Citrus Grower
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Waitress
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 797 immigration records available for the last name Helseth. 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 443 military records available for the last name Helseth. For the veterans among your Helseth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helseth lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Helseth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Helseth in 1950 was 49, and 55 in 2004.

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