Early Origins of the Helliburton family
The surname Helliburton was first found in Berwickshire
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 Helliburton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helliburton research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1296, 1425, 1466, 1392, 1447, 1452, 1459, 1492, 1502, 1506, 1560, 1490, 1507, 1506, 1500, 1563, 1616, 1665, 1662, 1665, 1674, 1712, 1635, 1715, 1678, 1682, 1682 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Helliburton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Helliburton Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Helliburton occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Halliburton, Haliburton, Haleyburton, Hollyburton, Halyburton, Halburton, Heliburton and many more.
Early Notables of the Helliburton family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Haliburton of Dirleton, East Lothian
(d. 1392); and his son, Sir Walter de Haliburton, 1st Lord Haliburton of Dirleton (died c. 1447), Lord High Treasurer of Scotland; John Haliburton, 2nd Lord Haliburton of Dirleton (died c. 1452); Patrick Haliburton... Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Helliburton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Helliburton family to Ireland
Some of the Helliburton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 168 words (12 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 Helliburton family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Helliburton, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Mr. Halliburton who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Lawden Halliburton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774; Charles Halyburton settled in Philadelphia in 1864. John Peebles Haliburton who was born in Sidney, Nova Scotia, in 1850.
The Helliburton Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Majores sequor
Motto Translation: I follow my ancestors.