Hjelle Family History

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Hjelle Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in western Norway, so named from Old Norse hjallr or hjalli ‘terrace’, ‘ledge’.

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


Similar surnames: Helle, Hille, Hellem, Hjelm, Mjelde, Melle, Belle, Stelle, Koelle

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Hjelle Family Origin

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Hjelle Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hjelle. 38% of Hjelle men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hjelle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hjelle were Farm Operator and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Farming
    13%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Farm Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hjelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 998 census records available for the last name Hjelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hjelle 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 701 immigration records available for the last name Hjelle. 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 284 military records available for the last name Hjelle. For the veterans among your Hjelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hjelle Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Hjelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Hjelle in 1966 was 85, and 77 in 2004.

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