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The surname Alma was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name for someone who lived in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Alma family
The surname Alma was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where this curious name is descended from Robert M'Kawele, Lord of Karsneloughe, who was living in 1370 in Guffok land in Nithsdale. Traditionally within the family name the first Allmack or Allmark was a MacAll who on migrating south to Yorkshire
found it more fashionable to drop the Mac from his name to become accepted in the English society. Progressively the name became Allmack, Allmark, Allmoke, Hawmoke. William Allmack, one of the founders of Hong Kong was honored by Almack Place in that city.
Early History of the Alma family
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Alma Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Alma has been spelled Allmark, Almark, Allmoke, Hawmoke, Hallmark, Allmack, Aulmark and many more.
Early Notables of the Alma family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alma family to Ireland
Some of the Alma family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alma family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Alma Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mae Alma, aged 50, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Alma (post 1700)
- Alma Weaver Byrd (1924-2017), American politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1991-1998)
- Alma Delia Fuentes (1937-2017), Mexican actress of film, television, and theatre
- Alma Redlinger (1924-2017), Romanian painter and illustrator
- Alma Pedroza (1917-1999), American Democrat politician, Opera singer, Democratic National Convention, 1960
- Alma Seidler (1899-1977), Austrian actress
- Alma Templeton Moodie (1898-1943), Australian-born, German violinist who regularly performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Höller wrote his Violin Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 33 in memory of her in 1943
- Alma Lillian Birk (1917-1996), née Wilson, Baroness Birk, a British journalist, Labour Party politician and Government minister
- Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931), English marine painter
- Alma S. Woolley (1931-2005), American nurse, nurse educator, nursing historian, and author
- Alma Hanlon (1890-1977), American silent film actress who appeared in twenty-three films
Historic Events for the Alma family
- Mr. Mustafa Nasr Alma (d. 1912), aged 20, Lebanese Third Class passenger from Tebnine who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html