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Helf Surname Meaning

South German:: metonymic occupational name for an assistant of some kind or a nickname for a helpful person from an agent noun Middle High German helf ‘help support’. from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with helf- help- ‘hilt (of a sword)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Helm, Held, Hell, Halm, Haaf, Kell, Belt, Zepf, Hall, Gell

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Where is the Helf family from?

You can see how Helf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helf family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Helf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Helf families living in Channel Islands. This was about 28% of all the recorded Helf's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands had the highest population of Helf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Helf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Helf ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Helf. 100% of Helf women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Helf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 434 immigration records available for the last name Helf. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Helf. For the veterans among your Helf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helf lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Helf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Helf in 1948 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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