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The lineage of the name Helis begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived as inhabitants in a house on a hill.

Helis Early Origins



The surname Helis was first found in Buckinghamshire 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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Helis Spelling Variations


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Helis Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Helis has undergone many spelling variations, including Hillis, Hillas, Hillers, Hillhouse, Hillus, Hallis and many more.

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Helis Early History


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Helis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helis research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1173, 1442, and 1514 are included under the topic Early Helis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Helis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Helis Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Helis In Ireland


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Helis In Ireland



Some of the Helis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Helis were among those contributors: James Hillhouse settled in Connecticut in 1721; James Hillis settled in Philadelphia in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Helis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Helis (post 1700)



  • William G. Helis Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1960
  • William Helis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. 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).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Helis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Helis 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 16 November 2015 at 11:57.

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