Hellman Family History

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Hellman Name Meaning

English: topographic name for a hill dweller (see Heller). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hellerman. Dutch: variant of Helman. German: see Hellmann.

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

Similar surnames: Sellman, Helman, Mellman, Hallman, Hillman, Gellman, Kellman, Wellman

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Hellman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hellman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hellman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


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Hellman Family Origin

Where is the Hellman family from?

Hellman Family Occupations

What did your Hellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hellman family was Chandlers Shop. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hellman. The most common Hellman occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Hellman's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Brewer

  • Chandlers Shop


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

Hellman Historical Records

What Hellman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Hellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellman 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hellman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hellman. For the veterans among your Hellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hellman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hellman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hellman in 1947 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hellman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hellman 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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