Helfrich Family History

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Helfrich Name Meaning

German and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements helfe ‘help’ + ric ‘power’, ‘rule’. One of the early medieval kings of the Franks bore this name, in the form Chilperic, and Helferich was also the name of a character in a medieval heroic epic.

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


Similar surnames: Heidrich, Herdrich, Helmreich, Heinrich, Hemmerich, Hedrich, Ulrich

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Helfrich Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Helfrich name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Helfrich. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    41%

  • Germanic Europe

    25%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Helfrich Family Origin

Where is the Helfrich family from?

Helfrich Family Occupations

What did your Helfrich ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helfrich. The most common Helfrich occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Helfrich's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Helfrich family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Helfrich Historical Records

What Helfrich family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Helfrich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helfrich 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 Helfrich. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Helfrich. For the veterans among your Helfrich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helfrich Life Expectancy

What is the average Helfrich lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Helfrich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Helfrich in 1941 was 31, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helfrich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helfrich 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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