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Helsy is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Helsy family once lived in the county of Devon in an area that was near the hazel-trees. Helsy is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Helsy Early Origins



The surname Helsy 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.

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Helsy Early History


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Helsy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helsy research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1920, 1839, 1927 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Helsy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Helsy Spelling Variations


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Helsy Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Helsy family name include Halsey, Hallsey and others.

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Helsy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Helsy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas Frederick Halsey, 1st Baronet PC (1839-1927), an English politician; and John Halsey (died 1708) was a colonial American privateer and a later pirate who was active in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the early 18th century. According to Forbes, he...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Helsy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helsy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Helsy U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Motto


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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: Nescit vox missa reverti
Motto Translation: When a word is once spoken it cannot be recalled.


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