Held History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Held family

The surname Held was first found in Silesia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Held family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Held research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1532, 1535, 1720, 1759, and 1795 are included under the topic Early Held History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Held Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Held, Helt, Helde, Helte, Heldt, Heldte and others.

Early Notables of the Held family (pre 1700)

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United States Held migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Held Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Held, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [1]
Held Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Held, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1702-1703 [1]
  • Henrig Held, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johannes Held, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Hans Jacob Held, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Wilhelm Held, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Held Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicol Held, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Anna Barbara Held, who arrived in North America sometime between 1832 and 1883
  • Louis Held, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Adam Held, who settled in Iowa sometime between 1849 and 1857
  • Louise Held, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Held migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Held Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Held (post 1700) +

  • Woodson George "Woodie" Held (1932-2009), American Major League Baseball shortstop/outfielder
  • Paul Held (b. 1928), former quarterback in the National Football League
  • Franklin Wesley "Bud" Held (b. 1927), American gold medalist javelin thrower
  • Carl Held (b. 1931), American actor, best known for his role as Garth in the 1980s soap opera Falcon Crest
  • Al Held (1928-2005), U.S. abstract expressionist painter
  • John Held Jr. (1889-1958), U.S. illustrator
  • Charles F. Held Jr., American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • M. Duncan Held, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1948 [3]
  • John Held Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1926 [3]
  • John Held, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1924 [3]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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