The name Allmark was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Allmark to use this name no doubt lived in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Allmark family
The surname Allmark was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where this curious name is descended from Robert M'Kawele, Lord of Karsneloughe, who was living in 1370 in Guffok land in Nithsdale. Traditionally within the family name the first Allmack or Allmark was a MacAll who on migrating south to Yorkshire
found it more fashionable to drop the Mac from his name to become accepted in the English society. Progressively the name became Allmack, Allmark, Allmoke, Hawmoke. William Allmack, one of the founders of Hong Kong was honored by Almack Place in that city.
Early History of the Allmark family
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Allmark Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. Allmark has been spelled Allmark, Almark, Allmoke, Hawmoke, Hallmark, Allmack, Aulmark and many more.
Early Notables of the Allmark family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allmark family to Ireland
Some of the Allmark family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Allmark family to the New World and Oceana
The number of Strathclyde Clan
families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence
allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:
Allmark Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Allmark who settled in Barbados in 1780
Allmark Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Allmark, aged 22, who landed in America from N. Chester, in 1892
Allmark Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Allmark, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Delie Allmark, aged 55, who settled in America, in 1910
- Ada Allmark, aged 32, who landed in America from Southwick, England, in 1912
Allmark Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mary Allmark, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
Contemporary Notables of the name Allmark (post 1700)
- Benjamin Graydon Allmark (1911-2004), Canadian politician from Kingston, Ontario
- Dean Allmark (b. 1985), English professional wrestler