Show ContentsHelden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Helden comes from when the family resided in Buckinghamshire, where the Helden family was associated with the remote hilltop parish of Hillesden.

Early Origins of the Helden family

The surname Helden was first found in Buckinghamshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

Early History of the Helden family

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Helden Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Helden include Hillersdon, Hillersden, Hillesden, Hillesdon, Hillsden, Hillsdon, Hilsdon, Hilsden, Hilden, Helden, Hildon and many more.

Early Notables of the Helden family

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Ireland Migration of the Helden family to Ireland

Some of the Helden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Helden migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Helden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carolina and Felix Helden, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1804
  • Carolina Helden, aged 38, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Felix H Helden, aged 20, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • John Helden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]
  • Katalina Van Helden, who landed in Iowa in 1853-1855 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Helden (post 1700) +

  • Adrien Van Helden, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]

  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. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Adrien Helden. Retrieved from on Facebook