Helder Family History
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Helder Name Meaning
Dutch and German: from a Germanic personal name, Halidher, composed of the elements halið ‘hero’ + hari, heri ‘army’, or from another personal name, Hildher, composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + the same second element. Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone living on a slope, from Middle Dutch helldinge ‘slanting surface’. Compare Halder. English: from an agent derivative of Old English healdan ‘to hold’, hence a name denoting an occupier or tenant. Compare Holder. English: variant of Hilder. English: possibly a variant of Elder, with the addition of an inorganic initial H-.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Heller, Holder, Helmer, Herder, Halder, Hilder, Hiller, Gelder