Hellings Family History

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Hellings Name Meaning

English (Devon): variant of Hillian. The surname is associated chiefly with Devon, where the family held land at Upton Hellions from the 13th century onward. North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of various Germanic personal names composed with hild ‘strife’ (see Hild, Hildebrand).

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

Similar surnames: Helling, Telling, Herling, Hollings, Snellings, Welling, Halling

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Hellings Family Origin

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Hellings Family Occupations

What did your Hellings ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Tailor, Annuitant and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hellings. The most common Hellings occupation in the UK was Tailor. 6% of Hellings's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Hellings family was Butcher.

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  • Tailor

  • Annuitant

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hellings ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hellings Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Hellings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellings 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 927 immigration records available for the last name Hellings. 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 982 military records available for the last name Hellings. For the veterans among your Hellings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hellings Life Expectancy

What is the average Hellings lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hellings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hellings in 1946 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hellings

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hellings ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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