Swisshelm Family History

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Swisshelm Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schweisshelm, literally ‘sweat helmet’, but a wrongly standardized form of the Germanic personal name Schwethelm, from swind, swid ‘strong’, ‘fast’ + helm ‘helmet’.

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


Similar surnames: Wilhelm, Widhalm, Diethelm, Thissell, Missel, Kissel, Rishel, Wessel

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Swisshelm Family Origin

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Swisshelm Family Occupations

What did your Swisshelm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Swisshelm family was Periodical Dealer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swisshelm. The most common Swisshelm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Swisshelm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Blacksmith

    33%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Periodical Dealer

    8%

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

Swisshelm Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Swisshelm Life Expectancy

What is the average Swisshelm lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Swisshelm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Swisshelm in 1951 was 51, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swisshelm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swisshelm 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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