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Hellings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The illustrious surname Hellings is classified as a habitation surname, which was originally derived from a place-name, and is one form of surname belonging to a broader group called hereditary surnames. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Topographic names, form the other broad category of surnames that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. Hellings is a place-name from in Devon. Hillion, near Saint-Brieux, was the birthplace of Herve d'Helion, a companion of William the Conqueror who was awarded a barony and lands in Devon. The name could also have been a baptismal name derived from the son of Heilin.

Early Origins of the Hellings family


The surname Hellings was first found in Brittany, where Hillion, near Saint-Brieux, was the birthplace of Herve d'Helion, a companion of William the Conqueror who was awarded a barony and lands in Devon. It is there that the family established its family seat at Ashton and Credy-Helion.

Early History of the Hellings family


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Hellings Spelling Variations


Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton surnames have many spelling variations. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England after the Norman Conquest, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Heylin, Heylen, Haylin, Hayling, Heylins, Heylens and many more.

Early Notables of the Hellings family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hellings family to Ireland


Some of the Hellings family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hellings family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hellings, or a variant listed above:

Hellings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Claus Hellings, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joh Hellings, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hellings Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hellings, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Hellings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hellings, aged 47, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm

Hellings Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hellings, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
  • William Hellings, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Taranaki aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Eliza Hellings, aged 21, who arrived in Taranaki aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Hellings (post 1700)


  • Ronald "Mack" Hellings (1915-1951), American racecar driver who was killed in a plane crash in Kern County, California in 1951
  • Richard "Dick" Hellings (1874-1938), English born rugby union forward who played international rugby for Wales (1897-1901)
  • Sergio Hellings (b. 1984), Dutch footballer
  • General Sir Peter Hellings KCB, DSC, MC (1916-1990), British Naval Officer, General, Commandant General of the Royal Marines (1968-1971)

Historic Events for the Hellings family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Peter G G O Hellings, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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