Hjelm Family History

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Hjelm Name Meaning

Swedish: probably a soldier’s name from hjälm ‘helmet’. Danish: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads and islands so named from hjälm ‘helmet’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Hjelle, Elm, Hoel, Holm, Heim, Hoell, Kelm, Hall, Sem

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Hjelm Family Origin

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Hjelm Family Occupations

What did your Hjelm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hjelm. 24% of Hjelm men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Hjelm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hjelm were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Housewife
    27%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    14%

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

Hjelm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hjelm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hjelm 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 Hjelm. 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 473 military records available for the last name Hjelm. For the veterans among your Hjelm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hjelm Life Expectancy

What is the average Hjelm lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hjelm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hjelm in 1963 was 81, and 87 in 2004.

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