Helmer Family History
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Helmer Name Meaning
South German: occupational name for a helmet-maker, from Middle High German helm ‘helmet’ + the agent suffix -er. German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’, ‘protection’ + heri, hari ‘army’; or from one composed of the elements hail ‘whole’, ‘sound’ + mari, meri ‘renowned’; or from one composed of the elements helm ‘helmet’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, a derivative of Helm.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Heller, Helder, Elmer, Hilmer, Helber, Hemmer, Helfer, Herzer, Hammer