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Hellewell Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Holywell Green in Stainland (Yorkshire) a compound of northern Middle English heli ‘holy’ + welle ‘well’. Compare Halliwell and Hollowell .

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

Similar surnames: Helliwell, Hollowell, Halliwell, Hallowell, Hellweg, Elwell, Hellwege

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Where is the Hellewell family from?

You can see how Hellewell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hellewell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hellewell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Hellewell families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Hellewell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hellewell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hellewell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hellewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hellewell. 20% of Hellewell men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Hellewell women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Dyer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Hellewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellewell 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 898 immigration records available for the last name Hellewell. 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 729 military records available for the last name Hellewell. For the veterans among your Hellewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hellewell lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hellewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hellewell in 1953 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

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