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Heldman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Heldmann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname: nickname from Middle High German Yiddish held ‘hero’ + Middle High German Yiddish man German Mann ‘man’. As a Jewish name it is often artificial.

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

Similar surnames: Helman, Holdman, Hetman, Feldman, Waldman, Sellman, Hellman, Herdman

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Where is the Heldman family from?

You can see how Heldman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heldman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heldman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Heldman families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Heldman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Heldman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heldman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heldman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Heldman. 34% of Heldman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Heldman women worked as a Clerk. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Agent

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Heldman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heldman 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Heldman. 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 Cards

There are 783 military records available for the last name Heldman. For the veterans among your Heldman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heldman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Heldman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heldman in 1962 was 74, and 87 in 2004.

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