Hellmann Family History

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Hellmann Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German helle ‘precipitous terrain’, ‘steep slope’ + Mann ‘man’. German: nickname for a hellraiser, from Helle 3.

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

Similar surnames: Heilmann, Hillmann, Sellman, Hollmann, Wellmann, Heumann, Heldman

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Hellmann Family Origin

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Hellmann Family Occupations

What did your Hellmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hellmann. 21% of Hellmann men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Hellmann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hellmann were Clerk and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Hellmann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hellmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellmann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hellmann. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hellmann. For the veterans among your Hellmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hellmann Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hellmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hellmann in 1941 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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