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Helling Surname Meaning

English: variant of Hellen and Ellen . English: habitational name from Healing in Lincolnshire though its survival as a modern name is doubtful. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Hægel + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. German and Dutch: nickname from Middle Low German hellin Middle Dutch hellinc hallinc ‘halfpenny’. Compare Helbling . German and Dutch: habitational name from any of various places called Helling or Hellingen (compare Heling ) or in the north a topographic name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hellink hellinge ‘shipyard’.

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


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

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Where is the Helling family from?

You can see how Helling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helling families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 75 Helling families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Helling's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Helling families in 1891.
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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 United Kingdom 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Butcher
    34%
  • Hairdresser
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    94%
  • Private Means
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Helling lifespan?

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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