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The HELMER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,170 6112 0.002 19
United States (1880 census) 1,454 3944 0.003 29
Change since 1880 +3716 -2168 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 37 32257 0.000 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HELMER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 516 3734 0.003 27
California 415 6627 0.001 12
Michigan 409 2827 0.004 41
Texas 314 6203 0.002 15
Minnesota 266 2300 0.005 54
Top States for HELMER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 50 2031 0.008 78
Montana 68 1726 0.008 75
South Dakota 46 2606 0.006 61
Louisiana 245 2426 0.005 55
Minnesota 266 2300 0.005 54


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HELMER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HELMER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HELMER in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HELMER by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HELMER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HELMER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HELMER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HELMER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 70 1.35
Mixed Race 48 0.93
Native American/Alaskan 30 0.58
Black/African American 21 0.41
Asian/Pacific 17 0.33
White (Caucasian) 4,984 96.4

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HELMER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HELMER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of HELMER.

Similar names to HELMER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HELMER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HELMER

The following words are slight variants of HELMER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.