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The name Halm is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a herdsman. The surname Halm is derived from the Old English word helm, which means a covering. In some later dialects, this word took on the which means of a roofed shelter for cattle. Occupational names such as Halm frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Halm Early Origins



The surname Halm was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Halm Spelling Variations


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Halm Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Halm are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Halm include: Helme, Helm, Helms and others.

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Halm Early History


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Halm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halm research. Another 279 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1180 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Halm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halm Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Halm or a variant listed above:

Halm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Halm, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Michel Halm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Peter Halm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Andreas Halm, who arrived in America in 1783

Halm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Halm, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Catherine Halm, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Joseph Halm, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Wilhelm Halm, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halm (post 1700)



  • Teo Lucas Halm (b. 1999), American teenage actor, best known for his starring role in the 2014 movie Earth to Echo
  • Friedrich Halm (1806-1871), pseudonym of Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen, an Austrian dramatist, poet and novella writer
  • Jakob Karl Ernst Halm (1866-1944), German pioneer of stellar dynamics
  • Günter Halm (b. 1922), German infanteer, the youngest member of the Afrika Korps to be awarded the Knight's Cross for bravery
  • William Marmon Quao Halm (b. 1902), Ghana economist and a Governor of the Bank of Ghana
  • Karl Felix Halm (1809-1882), German classical scholar and critic
  • Alfred Halm (1861-1951), Austrian screenwriter and film director, active from 1914 to 1933
  • Harry Halm (1901-1980), German film actor, active from 1923 to 1964, son of Alfred Halm

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Halm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halm 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 April 2015 at 16:14.

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