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The Anglo-Saxon name Helton comes from the family having resided in the village of Elton, which was in the county of Cheshire.

Helton Early Origins



The surname Helton was first found in Cheshire, at Elton, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Eltone. [1]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."

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Helton Spelling Variations


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Helton Spelling Variations



Helton has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Elton, Eltone, Helton, Ellton and others.

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Helton Early History


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Helton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helton research. 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 Helton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Helton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Helton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Ambrose Elton, JP, of The Hazle, Ledbury, 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 Helton 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Heltons to arrive on North American shores:

Helton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jane Helton, who arrived in Virginia in 1715

Helton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Helton, aged 56, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Thomas S. Helton, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Helton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Helton, aged 38, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1903
  • James V Helton, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Samuel Helton, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1913
  • Thomas Helton, aged 52, who landed in America from Poole, England, in 1916
  • Ivor S. Helton, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Helton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Helton (post 1700)



  • Roy Helton (1886-1977), American poet
  • Michael Helton (b. 1953), American president of the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)
  • Charles Kimberlin "Kim" Helton (b. 1948), American college and professional football coach
  • Percy Helton (1894-1971), American film and television actor
  • Kyle Helton (b. 1986), American soccer player
  • Todd Lynn Helton (b. 1973), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • John Helton (b. 1947), Canadian former defensive lineman in the CFL

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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: Artibus et armis
Motto Translation: By arts and arms.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Helton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Helton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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