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Helling Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Healing in northeastern Lincolnshire, named in Old English as ‘(settlement of) the family or followers of Hægel’ (an unattested Old English personal name). English: variant of Hillian. German and Dutch: nickname from Middle Low German hellin, Middle Dutch hellinc, hallinc ‘halfpenny’. Compare Helbling. German: habitational name from any of various places named Helling or Hellingen.

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


Similar surnames: Halling, Welling, Melling, Stelling, Herling, Harling, Hellings

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Where is the Helling family from?

You can see how Helling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Helling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Helling families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Helling families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Helling's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Helling families in 1911.
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What did your Helling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Helling. 25% of Helling men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Helling women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Helling were Clerk and Waitress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Helling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helling 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 Helling. 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 Helling. For the veterans among your Helling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Helling lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Helling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Helling in 1956 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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