Helling Family History
Helling Name Meaning
English: variant of Hellen and Ellen . English: habitational name from Healing in Lincolnshire though its survival as a modern name is doubtful. The placename derives from the Old English personal name Hægel + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. German and Dutch: nickname from Middle Low German hellin Middle Dutch hellinc hallinc ‘halfpenny’. Compare Helbling . German and Dutch: habitational name from any of various places called Helling or Hellingen (compare Heling ) or in the north a topographic name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch hellink hellinge ‘shipyard’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press