Helms History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Helms family

The surname Helms 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 Helms family

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

Helms Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Helms family (pre 1700)

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Helms migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helms Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jan Helms, who landed in New York, NY in 1642 [1]
  • Hans Helms, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1642 [1]
  • Johan Helms, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1642 [1]
Helms Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Emus Helms, who landed in New York in 1746 [1]
  • Andrew Helms, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Peter Helms, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1766 [1]
Helms Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Helms, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860 [1]
  • Margaretha Helms, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]
Helms Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Marshall Helms, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Allianca" from Cristobal, C. Z. [2]
  • Florence M. Helms, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Allianca" from Cristobal, C. Z. [3]
  • Guy F. Helms, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Marseilles, France [4]
  • Chr. Hermann Helms, aged 52, originally from Bremen, Germany, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rotterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [5]
  • Lotte Helms, aged 9, originally from Bremerhafen, Germany, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Helms migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helms Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Helms, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland

Contemporary Notables of the name Helms (post 1700)

  • William Helms (d. 1813), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey's at-large congressional district (1801-1811)
  • Wesley Ray "Wes" Helms (b. 1976), American former professional baseball third baseman, first baseman, and outfielder, nephew of Tommy Helms
  • Tommy Vann Helms (b. 1941), American former Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Paul Hoy Helms (1889-1957), American businessman who He founded Helms Bakery in 1931 and co-founded Helms Athletic Foundation in 1936
  • Mike Helms (b. 1982), American former professional basketball player
  • Jonee Lynn Helms (1925-2011), US Marine Corps officer, United States Federal Aviation Administrator (1981-1984), President of Piper Aircraft Corp
  • John Newton "Johnny" Helms (1935-2015), American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, and music educator
  • John Henry Helms (1874-1919), United States Marine, recipient of the Medal of Honor for saving a shipmate from drowning
  • Hermann Helms (1870-1963), American chess player, writer, and promoter, inducted into the United States Chess Hall of Fame
  • Jesse Lee Helms Sr. (1909-1982), American businessman and politician, 31st Mayor of Greenville, South Carolina (1979-1982)
  • ... (Another 34 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Helms family

Bismarck
  • Friedrich Helms (1914-1982), German Bootsmannsmaat serving aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [7]

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J673-QYW : 6 December 2014), Marshall Helms, 12 Apr 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C. Z., arrival port New York, ship name Allianca, 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:J673-QY4 : 6 December 2014), Florence M. Helms, 12 Apr 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C. Z., arrival port New York, ship name Allianca, 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:J671-H3T : 6 December 2014), Guy F. Helms, 23 Jun 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D1-3ZW : 6 December 2014), Chr. Hermann Helms, 30 May 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Rotterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J662-JPT : 6 December 2014), Lotte Helms, 04 Aug 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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