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Where did the English Helland family come from? What is the English Helland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Helland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Helland family history?
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Helland have been found, including Hellerd, Hellard, Helled, Hellad and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when held lands in Bridlington.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helland research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1482, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Helland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Helland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Helland, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Helland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Helland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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