Helton Family History

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Helton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde ‘slope’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or possibly a variant of Hilton. This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.

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

Similar surnames: Hilton, Henton, Yelton, Pelton, Heston, Halton, Holton, Belton

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Helton Family Origin

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Helton Family Occupations

What did your Helton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Helton family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Helton. The most common Helton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Helton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Helton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Helton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Helton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Helton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Helton. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Helton. For the veterans among your Helton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Helton Life Expectancy

What is the average Helton lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Helton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Helton in 1942 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Helton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Helton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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