Helt Family History

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Helt Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Held 1. Danish: from a byname, Helt, meaning ‘hero’.

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

Similar surnames: Held, Heldt, Holt, Hert, Hell, Helm, Zelt, Hett, Heye, Henk

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Helt Family Origin

Where is the Helt family from?

Helt Family Occupations

What did your Helt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helt family was Shoemaker. The most common Helt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Helt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helt.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Shoemaker


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

Helt Historical Records

What Helt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Helt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Helt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Helt. For the veterans among your Helt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helt Life Expectancy

What is the average Helt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Helt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Helt in 1945 was 19, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helt 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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