Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived as inhabitants in a house on a hill.
Early Origins of the Helis family
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.
Early History of the Helis family
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Helis Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Hillis, Hillas, Hillers, Hillhouse, Hillus, Hallis and many more.
Early Notables of the Helis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Helis family to Ireland
Some of the Helis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Helis family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Helis (post 1700)
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