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Heller Name Meaning

German: nickname from the small medieval coin known as the häller or heller because it was first minted (in 1208) at the Swabian town of (Schwäbisch) Hall. Compare Hall. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Schwäbisch Hall. German: topographic name for someone living by a field named as ‘hell’ (see Helle 3). English: topographic name for someone living on a hill, from southeastern Middle English hell + the habitational suffix -er. Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with fair hair or a light complexion, from an inflected form, used before a male personal name, of German hell ‘light’, ‘bright’, Yiddish hel.

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


Similar surnames: Helder, Helmer, Geller, Peller, Hiller, Helle, Zeller, Holler, Eller

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Heller Family Origin

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Heller Family Occupations

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  • Dress Maker

    14%
  • Black Smith

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Book Keeper

    7%

In 1881, the most common Heller occupation in Canada was Dress Maker. 14% of Heller's were Dress Makers. Dress Maker, Black Smith and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heller. A less common occupation for the Heller family was Book Keeper.

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Heller Historical Records

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Heller Life Expectancy

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