Last name: HELM

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HELM : This last name is indexed 138,477 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HELM : 1: English (Lancashire): from Old English helm ‘protection covering’ (in later northern English dialects ‘cattle shelter barn’). The name may be topographic for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or habitational from a place so named such as Helme in Meltham (Yorkshire).2: English: variant of Elm with prosthetic H-.3: German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets from Middle High German Middle Dutch helm.4: German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name a short form of any of various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare e.g. Helmbrecht.5: Dutch (Van der Helm): from one of several houses so named because of a helmet depicted on a signboard.6: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Helm ‘helmet’.

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