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Hellman Name Meaning

English (Devon): topographic name denoting a dweller on a hill from Middle English hil(le) hel(le) ‘hill’ + man. Compare Heller and Hillman . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hellerman . Americanized form of German Hellmann .

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


Similar surnames: Sellman, Helman, Mellman, Hallman, Hillman, Gellman, Kellman, Wellman

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Where is the Hellman family from?

You can see how Hellman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hellman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hellman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 43 Hellman families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Hellman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hellman families in 1911.
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What did your Hellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hellman. 56% of Hellman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hellman women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    56%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Hellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellman 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hellman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hellman. For the veterans among your Hellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hellman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hellman in 1947 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

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