Helmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Helmer family

The surname Helmer was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Helmer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helmer research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1753 and 1863 are included under the topic Early Helmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Helmer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Helm, Helm, Helmm, van den Helm and others.

Early Notables of the Helmer family (pre 1700)

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Helmer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philipp Helmer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Peter Helmer, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Leendert Helmer, who arrived in New York in 1715 [1]
  • Philips Helmer, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]
  • Conrad Helmer, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
Helmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Bern Herm Helmer, who landed in America in 1833 [1]
  • Joseph Helmer, who landed in Mississippi in 1840 [1]
  • Herm Rufus Helmer, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Johanna Helmer, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • Joh Herm Helmer, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Helmer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Helmer, aged 31, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Ernst Helmer, aged 58, who settled in America, in 1905
  • F.D. Helmer, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Friedrich Helmer, aged 13, who immigrated to the United States from Frankfurt, Germany, in 1922
  • Axel Helmer, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Helmer migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helmer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Helmer U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Helmer Jr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District, Williamsburgh, South Dundas, Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Philip Helmer U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Helmer Sr., U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
Helmer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Elizabeth Helmer, aged 62, who settled in Ottawa, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Helmer (post 1700)

  • Nicholas Helmer, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Prospect Heights, Illinois, 2009
  • Melchert Helmer (1802-1876), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1837-39, 1851-52; Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51
  • Charles C. Helmer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1924
  • Roberta Helmer, American best-selling author of romance novels who writes under the pseudonym of Christina Skye
  • John Adam Helmer (1754-1830), American Revolutionary War hero, made famous by the 1936 novel "Drums Along the Mohawk" with its depiction of "Adam Helmer's Run", warning the people of German Flatts of the approach of Joseph Brant
  • Olaf Helmer (1910-2011), German-born, American logician and futurologist, researcher at the RAND Corporation (1946 to 1968), a co-founder of the Institute for the Future
  • Thomas Helmer (b. 1965), former German footballer
  • Clyde Helmer (1916-1945), Australian rules footballer
  • Bryan Berry Helmer (b. 1972), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Roger Helmer (b. 1944), British politician, Conservative Party Member of the European Parliament

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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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