Verhelst Family History

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Verhelst Name Meaning

Dutch: reduced form of van der Elst, a topographic name for someone who lived by an alder, Middle Dutch (h)e(e)lst, or a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Elst.

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

Similar surnames: Verhulst, Verhalen, Overholt, Overfelt, Verges, Vernet, Vercher

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Verhelst Family Origin

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Verhelst Family Occupations

What did your Verhelst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Verhelst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Verhelst's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Verhelst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Verhelst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Verhelst 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Verhelst. 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 158 military records available for the last name Verhelst. For the veterans among your Verhelst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Verhelst Life Expectancy

What is the average Verhelst lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Verhelst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Verhelst in 1950 was 40, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Verhelst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Verhelst 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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