Helmer Family History

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Helmer Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a helmet-maker, from Middle High German helm ‘helmet’ + the agent suffix -er. German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’ + heri, hari ‘army’; or from one composed of the elements hail ‘whole’, ‘sound’ + mari, meri ‘renowned’; or from one composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, a derivative of Helm.

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

Similar surnames: Heller, Helder, Elmer, Hilmer, Helber, Hemmer, Helfer, Herzer, Hammer

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Helmer Family Origin

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Helmer Family Occupations

What did your Helmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Helmer family was Farming 163 Acres Emp 3 Lab 1 Boy. Farmer, Nurserymans Lab and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helmer. The most common Helmer occupation in the UK was Farmer. 25% of Helmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Nurserymans Lab

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farming 163 Acres Emp 3 Lab 1 Boy


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Helmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Helmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Helmer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Helmer. For the veterans among your Helmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Helmer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Helmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Helmer in 1944 was 26, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helmer 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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