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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Allam come from when the family resided in Hallamshire, an ancient part of Yorkshire encompassing the modern cities of Ecclesfield and Sheffield. Allam is an abbreviated form of Hallam.

Allam Early Origins



The surname Allam 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.

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Allam Spelling Variations


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Allam Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Allam has been recorded under many different variations, including Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.

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Allam Early History


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Allam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allam research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1758, 1790, 1655 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Allam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Allam or a variant listed above:

Allam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Allam, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1701 and moved westward
  • Mary Allam, aged 20, who landed in Boston in 1720
  • Michael Allam, who landed in Maryland in 1733 and also moved westward

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allam (post 1700)



  • Andrew Allam (1655-1685), English writer
  • Roger Allam (b. 1953), English actor, best known for role as Inspector Javert in the original London production of "Les Misérables"
  • Magdi Allam (b. 1952), Egyptian journalist and writer
  • Hassan Allam (1903-1976), Egyptian builder

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Allam Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Allam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 May 2016 at 13:48.

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