Hi! My mother's maiden name is Helwig. She is part of a family of German's that left Germany (Essen I believe) and migrated to Jamaica, West Indies. I believe that one of our cousins who also came from Essen was Hedie Lamarre the actress who's real last name was Helwig. Our family has been in Jamaica for at least four or five generations. I am trying to find information on our family in Germany. Some of the names in our family include Edwin Helwig, my great grandfather and I believe Heinrich Helwig. If you have any more information on our family name I would love to hear it!