Alian is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Alian family
The surname Alian 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 Alian family
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Alian Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Alian family name include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.
Early Notables of the Alian family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alian family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Alian surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.