Helseth Family History

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Helseth Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, most of them named with Old Norse Helgasetr, Helgusetr, from the male personal name Helgi and the female personal name Helga respectively; both names are derived from heilagr ‘holy’, ‘sacred’. In some cases, other personal names, for example Herleifr or Herlaugi, are the source of the first element, and in other cases it is derived from hella ‘flat stone’, ‘flat mountain’. The second element, -seth, is derived from setr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Similar surnames: Halseth, Helle, Gulseth, Nesseth, Mauseth, Huseth, Halse, Hassett

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Helseth Family Origin

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Helseth Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helseth. 20% of Helseth men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Helseth women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helseth were Farm Laborer and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Citrus Grower
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Helseth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Helseth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helseth 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 797 immigration records available for the last name Helseth. 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 443 military records available for the last name Helseth. For the veterans among your Helseth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helseth Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Helseth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Helseth in 1950 was 49, and 55 in 2004.

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