Hjelm Family History

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Hjelm Name Meaning

Swedish: probably a soldier’s name from hjälm ‘helmet’. Danish: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads and islands so named from hjälm ‘helmet’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Hjelle, Elm, Hoel, Holm, Heim, Hoell, Kelm, Hall, Sem

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Hjelm Family Origin

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Hjelm Family Occupations

What did your Hjelm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hjelm. A less common occupation for the Hjelm family was Stone Mason. The most common Hjelm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Hjelm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Stone Mason

    25%

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

Hjelm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hjelm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hjelm 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 Hjelm. 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 Hjelm. For the veterans among your Hjelm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hjelm Life Expectancy

What is the average Hjelm lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hjelm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hjelm in 1963 was 81, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hjelm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hjelm 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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