Helgeland Family History

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Helgeland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, notably in the county of Rogaland. In most cases, the name is derived from Old Norse Helgaland, from heilagr ‘holy’, ‘sacred’ + land ‘land’ (see Helland).

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


Similar surnames: Helland, Hegland, Haugland, England, Hetland, Espeland, Selland

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Helgeland Family Origin

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Helgeland Family Occupations

What did your Helgeland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helgeland. 30% of Helgeland men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Helgeland women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helgeland were Ice Delivery and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Operator
    7%
  • Ice Delivery
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • House Work
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%

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

Helgeland Historical Records

What Helgeland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Helgeland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helgeland 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 555 immigration records available for the last name Helgeland. 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 128 military records available for the last name Helgeland. For the veterans among your Helgeland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helgeland Life Expectancy

What is the average Helgeland lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Helgeland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Helgeland in 1957 was 48, and 73 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helgeland

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