The ancient roots of the Aillam family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Aillam comes from when the family lived 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 Aillam family
The surname Aillam 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 Aillam family
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Aillam Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Aillam has appeared include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.
Early Notables of the Aillam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aillam family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Aillam arrived in North America very early: James Allam, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1701 and moved westward. Michael Allam landed in Maryland in 1733 and also moved westward. Mary Allam, aged 20, landed in Boston in 1720. William Hallam arrived in Barbados with his servants in 1680.