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Hellen Family History

Hellen Name Meaning

Swedish (mainly Hellén): ornamental or habitational name formed with the (placename) element häll ‘(flat) rock’ + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. This surname is also found in Finland. English (Essex and Middlesex): variant of Ellen . From the medieval period onward there has been confusion with Helen and with the name in 3 below. English (Essex and Middlesex): of Norman origin a habitational name from Helléan in Morbihan Brittany (France).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hillen, Sellen, Helle, Hallen, Ellen, Kallen, Hollen, Heller, Yellen

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Where is the Hellen family from?

You can see how Hellen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hellen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hellen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 38 Hellen families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Hellen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hellen families in 1911.
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What did your Hellen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Rubber W were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hellen. 50% of Hellen men worked as a Labourer and 100% of Hellen women worked as a Rubber W. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Rubber W
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Hellen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hellen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hellen. For the veterans among your Hellen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hellen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Hellen in 1947 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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