Oberhelman Family History

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Oberhelman Name Meaning

German (Oberhellmann): topographic name for someone who lived at the upper part of a wild and steep tract of land, from ober ‘upper’ + Hell (Middle High German ober ‘upper’ + helle ‘hell’, also ‘steep, wild terrain’) + Mann ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Obermann, Berkman, Seelman, Berman, Fehlman, Abelman, Wesselman

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Oberhelman Family Origin

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Oberhelman Family Occupations

What did your Oberhelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Oberhelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Oberhelman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oberhelman family was Keeps Coal Yard. Farmer, Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oberhelman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Grocer

  • Keeps Coal Yard


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

Oberhelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oberhelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oberhelman 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 65 immigration records available for the last name Oberhelman. 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 258 military records available for the last name Oberhelman. For the veterans among your Oberhelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oberhelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Oberhelman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Oberhelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Oberhelman in 1958 was 58, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oberhelman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oberhelman 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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