We are trying to figure out why the Helmuth and Allnutt names seem to be interchangeable. My husband's ggg grandfather Johannes Helmuth was born in Germany 1771 and died in England. He had a son while in England having the surname Allnutt. Johannes' son, Frederich born 1794 in Germany is listed with the children of Henry Allnutt and Catherine Argles Alnutt (as a son) but with the surname of Helmuth.
Friederich immigrated to the US in 1817 and died in Ohio. We have found no further connection in my husband's direct line. However, the Nebraska Helmuth's have Allnutt children listed and the Allnutt's in Nebraska have both Helmuth and Allnutt surnames.
Can anyone shed any light on this puzzle? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.