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Gotthelf Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Gotthelf (literally ‘God’s help’), which was first recorded at the beginning of the 18th century; it was formed in imitation of older German male names but stressing a Christian (Protestant) attitude and became popular through the Pietist movement in Germany. In some cases at least, it was a late adoption as a surname; for instance, the Swiss minister and writer Albert Bitzius (1797–1854) dubbed himself Jeremias Gotthelf. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name with the same meaning as 1, from German Gott ‘God’ + Helfe ‘help’.

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


Similar surnames: Bottrell, Goethe, Gotter, Gottula, Goettel, Gottwald, Rothfeld

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Gotthelf Family Origin

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Gotthelf Family Occupations

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In 1880, Cigar Maker, Clothing House and Dealer In Fancy Goods were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gotthelf. A less common occupation for the Gotthelf family was Flag Manufacturer. The most common Gotthelf occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 18% of Gotthelf's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

    18%
  • Clothing House

    9%
  • Dealer In Fancy Goods

    9%
  • Flag Manufacturer

    9%

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Gotthelf Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gotthelf Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gotthelf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gotthelf in 1962 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

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