Helling Family History

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Helling Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Healing in northeastern Lincolnshire, named in Old English as ‘(settlement of) the family or followers of Hægel’ (an unattested Old English personal name). English: variant of Hillian. German and Dutch: nickname from Middle Low German hellin, Middle Dutch hellinc, hallinc ‘halfpenny’. Compare Helbling. German: habitational name from any of various places named Helling or Hellingen.

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

Similar surnames: Halling, Welling, Melling, Stelling, Herling, Harling, Hellings

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Helling Family Origin

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Helling Family Occupations

What did your Helling ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Helling. 34% of Helling men worked as a General Labourer and 94% of Helling women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helling were Hairdresser and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Butcher
  • Hairdresser

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means

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

Helling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Helling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helling 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Helling. 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 Helling. For the veterans among your Helling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helling Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Helling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Helling in 1956 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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