Show ContentsAllam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Allam family

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.

Early History of the Allam family

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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.

Early Notables of the Allam family (pre 1700)

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United States Allam migration to the United States +

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Allam (post 1700) +

  • Hannah Allam (b. 1977), American award winning journalist and reporter for BuzzFeed News
  • Rodney John Allam MBE (b. 1940), English chemical engineer and fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, known for his notably Allam power cycle, a generation process for fossil fuels
  • Roger Allam (b. 1953), English actor, best known for role as Inspector Javert in the original London production of "Les Misérables"
  • Jeff Allam (b. 1954), former British racing driver from Epsom, England
  • Boumedienne Allam (b. 1979), French-born Algerian rugby union player
  • Assem Allam (b. 1939), Egyptian-British businessman, owner of Allam Marine, an industrial generator manufacturer
  • Hassan Allam (1903-1976), Egyptian builder, one of the pioneers of modern construction in Egypt
  • Magdi Allam (b. 1952), Egyptian journalist and writer on Facebook