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Hjelle Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads notably in western Norway so named from Old Norse hjallr or hjalli ‘terrace ledge’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Helle, Hille, Hellem, Hjelm, Mjelde, Melle, Belle, Stelle, Koelle

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Where is the Hjelle family from?

You can see how Hjelle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hjelle family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hjelle families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Hjelle families living in Minnesota. This was about 63% of all the recorded Hjelle's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Hjelle families in 1880.
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What did your Hjelle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hjelle. 38% of Hjelle men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hjelle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hjelle were Farm Operator and Housewife. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 998 census records available for the last name Hjelle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hjelle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 701 immigration records available for the last name Hjelle. 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 Cards

There are 284 military records available for the last name Hjelle. For the veterans among your Hjelle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hjelle lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Hjelle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Hjelle in 1966 was 85, and 77 in 2004.

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