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Helliker Early Origins



The surname Helliker was first found in Yorkshire in the East Riding at Ellerker, a village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Alrecher and literally meant "marsh where alders grow" from the Old Scandinavian words elri + kjarr. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At the time of the Domesday Book, the village was quite small with about 5 households holding about 39 villagers. The land was held at that time by Earl Morcar who was tenant in chief of the Bishop of Durham St Cuthbert. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Helliker Spelling Variations


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Helliker Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Ellerker, Elerker, Ellerkar, Ellarker, Elarker, Ellercker, Elercker, Ellicker, Elicker, Ellickar, Elliker, Hellerker, Helliker, Elliker and many more.

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Helliker Early History


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Helliker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helliker research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1527, 1546, 1546 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Helliker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Helliker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Helliker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Helliker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Helliker or a variant listed above:

Helliker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Helliker, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Mrs. L. Helliker, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Agnes Helliker, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Bristol, in 1897

Helliker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Theresia Helliker, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Dannis Helliker, aged 6, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Maria Helliker, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Maurice John Helliker, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from England, Bristol, in 1908

Helliker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Helliker, who came to Ontario in 1871

Helliker Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Robert N. Helliker, aged 42, who settled in Walkerville, Canada, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Helliker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Helliker (post 1700)



  • Kevin P. Helliker, American journalist who shared the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism
  • Thomas Helliker (1784-1803), English trade unionist who was hanged, aged 19, for his alleged role in machine-breaking at a Wiltshire woollen mill, his conviction has been challenged, now regarded as a victim of anti-Luddite sentiment
  • Adam Helliker (b. 1958), English journalist who worked for the Daily Mail from 1981 to 1997

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Citations


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Helliker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Helliker 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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