The name Allome is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the 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 Allome family
The surname Allome 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 Allome family
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Allome Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Allome has been spelled many different ways, including Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.
Early Notables of the Allome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allome family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Allomes to arrive in North America: James Allam, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1701 and moved westward. Michael Allam landed in Maryland in 1733 and also moved westward. Mary Allam, aged 20, landed in Boston in 1720. William Hallam arrived in Barbados with his servants in 1680.
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