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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Helwig name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Helwig Family Origin

Where is the Helwig family from?

Helwig Family Occupations

What did your Helwig ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Helwig occupation in the UK was Grocer Etc. 100% of Helwig's were Grocer Etcs.

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  • Grocer Etc


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

Helwig Historical Records

What Helwig family records will you find?

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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