Helf Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for an assistant of some kind, or nickname for a helpful person, from an agent noun based on Middle High German helf ‘help’.

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


Similar surnames: Helm, Held, Hell, Halm, Haaf, Kell, Belt, Zepf, Hall, Gell

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Helf Family Origin

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Helf Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    16%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Baker

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Helf occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 16% of Helf's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Helf family was Baker. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helf.

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Helf Historical Records

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Helf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Helf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Helf in 1948 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helf

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