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Helfer Early Origins



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.

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Helfer Spelling Variations


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Helfer Spelling Variations



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

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Helfer Early History


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Helfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helfer research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Helfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Helfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Helfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Helfer 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



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eve Catherine Helfer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Helfer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augusta Helfer, who setted in New York in 1844
  • Johann Ernst Helfer, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Caroline Helfer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1866
  • Eligius Helfer, who setted 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Helfer (post 1700)


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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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Helfer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Helfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Helfer 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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