Johann Jacob Helm

22 August 1777–3 February 1778
Gammelsbach,,, Germany

The Life of Johann Jacob

When Johann Jacob Helm was born on 22 August 1777, in Gammelsbach, Erbach, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germany, his father, Johannes Helm, was 37 and his mother, Anna Elisabetha Hofmann, was 31. He died on 3 February 1778, in his hometown, at the age of 0.

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Johannes Helm
Anna Elisabetha Hofmann
Johann Peter Helm
Johann Georg Helm
Johannes Helm
Johann Wilhelm Helm
Elisabeth Margarethe Helm
Johann Jacob Helm
Johann Adam Helm
Johann Conrad Helm
Georg Peter Helm

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    Johannes Helm


    Anna Elisabetha Hofmann




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Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a rough temporary shelter for animals, Middle English helm (Old Norse hjalmr, related to the Old English and Old High German words in 2 below), or a habitational name from a minor place named Helm or Helme from this word, as for example in County Durham, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire.2 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.3 German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare, e.g., Helmbrecht .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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