Helis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Helis family
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.
Important Dates for the Helis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helis research. Another 74 words (5 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.
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.
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.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Helis family
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)
- 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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