Helander Family History

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Helander Name Meaning

Swedish: of uncertain origin. It is either from an unidentified first element He- + -lander ‘inhabitant’ (from land ‘country’, ‘land’), or from an unidentified first element Hel- + -ander (a common Swedish surname suffix based on Greek -andros ‘man’). This surname is also found in Finland.

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

Similar surnames: Elander, Thelander, Melander, Welander, Selander, Levander, Bolander

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Helander Family Origin

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Helander Family Occupations

What did your Helander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Pattern Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helander. A less common occupation for the Helander family was Works In Wagonshop. The most common Helander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Helander's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Pattern Maker

  • Works In Wagonshop


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

Helander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Helander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helander 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 Helander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 468 military records available for the last name Helander. For the veterans among your Helander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helander Life Expectancy

What is the average Helander lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Helander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Helander in 1961 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helander 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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