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Helmich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Helmich is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a herdsman. The surname Helmich is derived from the Old English word helm, which means a covering. In some later dialects, this word took on the which means of a roofed shelter for cattle. Occupational names such as Helmich frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Early Origins of the Helmich family


The surname Helmich was first found in Surrey 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 Helmich family


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Helmich Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Helmich include Helme, Helm, Helms and others.

Early Notables of the Helmich family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Helmich family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Helmich were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Helmich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Annie Helmich, aged 49, arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Havel" from Bremen, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSJ-GPK : 6 December 2014), Annie Helmich, 24 Jul 1895; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Louise Helmich, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Aller" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX78-86Y : 6 December 2014), Louise Helmich, 14 Sep 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Aller, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Helmich Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Helmich, aged 19, originally from Greven, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" from Bremen, Germany [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWZ-4PL : 6 December 2014), Elisabeth Helmich, 29 Aug 1905; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Miloslava Helmich, aged 36, originally from Filson, Czechoslovakia, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XD-W27 : 6 December 2014), Miloslava Helmich, 21 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Helmich (post 1700)


  • Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), Swedish composer

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSJ-GPK : 6 December 2014), Annie Helmich, 24 Jul 1895; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Havel, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX78-86Y : 6 December 2014), Louise Helmich, 14 Sep 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Aller, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWZ-4PL : 6 December 2014), Elisabeth Helmich, 29 Aug 1905; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XD-W27 : 6 December 2014), Miloslava Helmich, 21 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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