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Helliwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Helliwell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near a holy spring having derived from the Old English terms halli, which meant holy, and welle, which meant spring. There are several place-names that are also derived from these words, including Halliwell in Lancashire, Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire, and Holywell and Northumberland.


Early Origins of the Helliwell family


The surname Helliwell was first found in Lancashire 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 Helliwell family


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Helliwell Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Helliwell has been spelled many different ways, including Halliwell, Halligwell, Haliwell and others.

Early Notables of the Helliwell family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Oibert Halliwell of Halliwell; and Edward Halliwell, English fellow of King's College, Cambridge from 1535 to 1548 who wrote the lost tragedy, Dido, which was performed before Queen Elizabeth I during her royal visit to the university on 7 August 1564. John Holwell...
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Migration of the Helliwell family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Helliwells to arrive in North America:

Helliwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edith Annie Helliwell, aged 11, who arrived in America from Bacup, England, in 1907
  • William Helliwell, aged 20, who arrived in America from Battey, England, in 1907
  • Barker Helliwell, aged 50, who arrived in America from Todmorden, England, in 1909
  • Martha Helliwell, aged 52, who arrived in America from Todmorden, England, in 1909
  • Henry Helliwell, aged 30, who arrived in America from Halifax, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Helliwell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John F. Helliwell, aged 42, who arrived in British Columbia, Canada, in 1914

Helliwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Hannah Helliwell, (b. 1824), aged 45, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th September 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Fanny Helliwell, (b. 1856), aged 13, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th September 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Mary H. Helliwell, (b. 1860), aged 9, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 30th September 1869 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Joseph Helliwell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Helliwell (post 1700)


  • Paul Lional Edward Helliwell (1915-1976), American lawyer and CIA agent "instrumental" in setting up Civil Air Transport
  • Robert A. Helliwell (1920-2011), American electrical engineer and professor at Stanford University
  • Paul L. E. Helliwell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1952; Member, Committee on Permanent Organization, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sidney "Sid" Helliwell (1904-1939), English professional footballer who played from 1923 to 1933
  • Luke Helliwell (b. 1988), English rugby league player for the York City Knights
  • Ian Helliwell (b. 1962), English former footballer
  • Grant Helliwell (1855-1953), Canadian architect, co-founder of Gordon & Helliwell, an architectural firm based in Toronto, Ontario, known for their work in Toronto and at Queen's University, Kingston
  • Wade Helliwell (b. 1978), former Australian professional basketball player who played from 2000 to 2012
  • David Leedom Helliwell (b. 1935), Canadian silver medalist Olympic rower at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • John Helliwell (b. 1945), British musician and the saxophonist and occasional keyboardist and woodwind player for the rock band Supertramp

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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