Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Elton, which was in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Helston family
Cheshire, at Elton, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Eltone. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) There are at least five other villages named Elton scattered throughout Britain but this locale seems to be the oldest. The name has various different origins, but the most prominent meaning is "farmstead where eels are caught." Others include: "farmstead of the princes;" "farmstead of a man called Ella;" and "farmstead associated with a man called AEthel."
Early History of the Helston family
Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1654, 1728, 1722, 1727, 1679, 1742, 1724, 1727, 1727, 1710, 1711, 1719 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Helston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Helston Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Helston were recorded, including Elton, Eltone, Helton, Ellton and others.
Early Notables of the Helston family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1618; Sir Abraham Elton, 1st Baronet of Bristol (1654-1728), English peer, Mayor of and Member of Parliament for Bristol from 1722 to...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Helston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Helston family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Helston family emigrate to North America:
Helston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Helston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Helston Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Artibus et armis
Motto Translation: By arts and arms.
Helston Family Crest Products