Allom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Allom date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Allom family 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 Allom family

The surname Allom 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 Allom family

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Allom Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Allom are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Allom include: Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.

Early Notables of the Allom family (pre 1700)

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Australia Allom migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Allom Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • W.C. Allom, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849 [1]

New Zealand Allom migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Allom Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alb James Allom, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Brougham
  • Albert James Allom, aged 17, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brougham" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Allom (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Allom (1804-1872), English architect, artist, and topographical illustrator, founding member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) [2]
  • Anthony Thomas Carrick Allom (b. 1938), English cricketer
  • Tom Allom, English sound engineer and record producer, active in the 1970s and 1980s
  • Sir Charles Carrick Allom (1865-1947), British decorator, trained as an architect knighted for his work on Buckingham Palace

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019 on Facebook
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