Helin Family History

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Helin Name Meaning

Swedish (also frequent in Finland): ornamental name from an unexplained first element + the suffix -lin or -in, common suffixes of surnames. French (Hélin): from a pet form of Hélie (see Helie 1). French (Hélin): from the Germanic personal name Heilin, a short form of any of various compound names with the first element heil (see Heilmann 2). English: variant of Hillian.

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

Similar surnames: Hulin, Melin, Hedin, Selin, Molin, Hein, Helie, Belin, Hain, Hearn

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Helin Family Origin

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Helin Family Occupations

What did your Helin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Hardware Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helin. A less common occupation for the Helin family was Inmate Poor House. The most common Helin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Helin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Hardware Dealer

  • Inmate Poor House


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

Helin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Helin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helin 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 Helin. 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 527 military records available for the last name Helin. For the veterans among your Helin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helin Life Expectancy

What is the average Helin lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Helin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Helin in 1958 was 44, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helin 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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