Gotthelf Family History
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Gotthelf Name Meaning
German: from the personal name Gotthelf (literally ‘God’s help’), which was first recorded at the beginning of the 18th century; it was formed in imitation of older German male names but stressing a Christian (Protestant) attitude and became popular through the Pietist movement in Germany. In some cases at least, it was a late adoption as a surname; for instance, the Swiss minister and writer Albert Bitzius (1797–1854) dubbed himself Jeremias Gotthelf. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name with the same meaning as 1, from German Gott ‘God’ + Helfe ‘help’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bottrell, Goethe, Gotter, Gottula, Goettel, Gottwald, Rothfeld