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Hellweg Name Meaning

German: habitational name typical of the Ruhr region and Westphalia from any of several places so named there; also frequent as a topographic name especially as the name of the east-west trade route that ran north of the central German mountain range from the Rhine to the Elbe the Hellweg ostensibly from elements literally meaning ‘light way’. However the real etymology of the geographical name remains unclear; for one possibility see Hellwege .

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

Similar surnames: Hellwege, Helling, Heller, Helle, Hellberg, Halle, Hille, Hellwig

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Where is the Hellweg family from?

You can see how Hellweg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hellweg family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hellweg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Hellweg family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Hellweg's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Hellweg families in 1911.
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What did your Hellweg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hellweg. 25% of Hellweg men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Hellweg women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hellweg were Plumber and Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Farm Operator
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hellweg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hellweg 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Hellweg. 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 687 military records available for the last name Hellweg. For the veterans among your Hellweg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hellweg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hellweg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hellweg in 1963 was 67, and 87 in 2004.

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