Allum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the Allum family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Hallamshire, an ancient part of Yorkshire encompassing the modern cities of Ecclesfield and Sheffield. Allam is an abbreviated form of Hallam.
Early Origins of the Allum family
The surname Allum was first found in Yorkshire, and the name is an abbreviated form of Hallam. Hallamshire was an ancient part of Yorkshire encompassing the present cities Ecclesfield and Sheffield. This county is the home of the ancient Allams, or Hallams, and they have held a family seat there from times of great antiquity.
Early History of the Allum family
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Allum Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Allum include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.
Early Notables of the Allum family (pre 1700)
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Allum migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Allum Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Allum, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
- Mr. Francis Allum, British Convict who was convicted in Hertford, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 20th July 1837, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Fanny Allum, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 
- James Allum, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 
Allum migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Allum Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joseph Allum, aged 31, a bricklayer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
- Harriet Allum, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
- Joseph Allum, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
- George Allum, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
- Josephine Allum, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
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Contemporary Notables of the name Allum (post 1700) +
- Donald Edward Allum (1937-1992), English oarsman, the first person to row across the Atlantic Ocean in both directions
- William James Douglas Allum (1916-1992), Canadian NHL ice hockey defenceman and coach
- Sir John Andrew Charles Allum CBE (1889-1972), New Zealand businessman and engineer, and was Mayor of Auckland from 1941 to 1953
Historic Events for the Allum family +
- Mr. John O D Allum, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking 
- Mr. Owen George Allum (d. 1912), aged 15, English Third Class passenger from Southall, London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett 
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