Helfer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Helfer family

The surname Helfer was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Important Dates for the Helfer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helfer research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Helfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Helfer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hulf, Hulff, Hulft, Hulfer, Hulfers, Hulphers, Hulpers, Hölfers, Hölphers and many more.

Early Notables of the Helfer family (pre 1700)

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Helfer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helfer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Helfer, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jacob Helfer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
  • Eve Catherine Helfer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]
Helfer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Augusta Helfer, who settled in New York in 1844
  • Johann Ernst Helfer, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Caroline Helfer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1866
  • Eligius Helfer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Anna Helfer, who arrived in Baltimore in 1881
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Helfer (post 1700)

  • Erwin Helfer (b. 1936), American boogie-woogie, blues and jazz pianist
  • Ralph Helfer (b. 1931), American animal behaviorist, creator of Marine World/Africa USA
  • George Alvin Helfer (1911-1975), American radio sportscaster, nicknamed "Mr. Radio Baseball"
  • Tricia Janine Helfer (b. 1974), Canadian model and actress
  • Armin Helfer (b. 1980), Italian professional ice hockey defenceman

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Citations

  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)
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