The ancestors of the Allown surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Allown family
The surname Allown 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 Allown family
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Allown Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Allown include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.
Early Notables of the Allown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allown family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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