Helwig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Helwig family

The surname Helwig was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Helwig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Helwig research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1744, 1807, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Helwig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Helwig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Helvig, Helwig, Hellwig, Hellvig and others.

Early Notables of the Helwig family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Helwig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Helwig migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Helwig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hendrik Helwig, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Fredrick Helwig, aged 22, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Ann Elizabeth Helwig, who arrived in Pennsylvania sometime between 1741 and 1748
  • Johann Jacob Helwig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Frederick Helwig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Helwig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Helwig, who arrived in Texas in 1860 [1]
  • Augusta Clara Helwig, who settled in Wisconsin in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Helwig (post 1700) +

  • Wilfred E. Helwig, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Ron Helwig, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 2000
  • Ron Helwig, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979
  • Jacob Helwig (1804-1869), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1843-45
  • Andreas Helwig (1572-1643), German classical scholar and linguist
  • Hans Helwig (1881-1952), German Nazi Party politician
  • Martin Helwig (1516-1574), German cartographer
  • Paul Julius Adolf Helwig (1893-1963), German stage-manager, script-writer, philosopher and psychologist
  • Maggie Helwig, Canadian author and poet
  • David Helwig (b. 1938), Canadian poet and novelist


  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)


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