Helwig Family History

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Helwig Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Heilwig, Helwig (female and male), composed of the Germanic elements heil ‘luck’ + wig ‘war’.

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


Similar surnames: Helvig, Herwig, Helbig, Gerwig, Halbig, Hellweg, Herzig, Hellwig

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Helwig Family Origin

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Helwig Family Occupations

What did your Helwig ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Blind Maker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Helwig. 34% of Helwig men worked as a Blind Maker and 50% of Helwig women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helwig were Elec Power Cables Hig app Assistant Sales Manager and Upaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Blind Maker
    34%
  • Civil Service Clerk Menestry Traveport
    34%
  • Elec Power Cables Hig app Assistant Sales Manager
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Private Means
    25%
  • Upaid Domestic
    25%

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

Helwig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Helwig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helwig 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Helwig. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Helwig. For the veterans among your Helwig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helwig Life Expectancy

What is the average Helwig lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Helwig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Helwig in 1948 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helwig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helwig 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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