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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 1880, the most common Hjelle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Hjelle's were Farmers. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hjelle.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Farming

    25%

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Hjelle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Hjelle lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hjelle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hjelle 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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