Helman Family History

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Helman Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with fair hair or a light complexion, a derivative of Heller 5. Altered spelling of German Hellmann. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Elman, Herman, Belman, Selman, Kelman, Hellman, Melman, Hetman

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Helman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Helman name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    35%

  • European Jewish

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Germanic Europe

    13%

  • France

    5%

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Helman Family Origin

Where is the Helman family from?

Helman Family Occupations

What did your Helman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Helman family was Builder Employing 36 Men 2 Boys. Labourer, Farm Labourer and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helman. The most common Helman occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Helman's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Builder Employing 36 Men 2 Boys

    3%

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

Helman Historical Records

What Helman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Helman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Helman. 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 Helman. For the veterans among your Helman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helman Life Expectancy

What is the average Helman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Helman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Helman in 1950 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helman 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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