Allem is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Allem family once 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 Allem family
The surname Allem 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 Allem family
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Allem 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 Allem family name include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.
Early Notables of the Allem family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allem 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 Allem surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Allem Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mr. Allem, who landed in Virginia in 1698 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)