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The history of the Allum family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Hallamshire, an ancient part of Yorkshire encompassing the modern cities of Ecclesfield and Sheffield. Allam is an abbreviated form of Hallam.

Allum Early Origins



The surname Allum 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.

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Allum Spelling Variations


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Allum Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Allum include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.

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Allum Early History


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Allum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allum research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1758, 1790, 1655 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Allum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allum Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Allum Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Allum, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  • Fanny Allum arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm
  • James Allum arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Seppings" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm

Allum Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Allum, aged 31, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Harriet Allum, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Joseph Allum, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • George Allum, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Josephine Allum, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allum (post 1700)



  • Donald Edward Allum (1937-1992), English oarsman, the first person to row across the Atlantic Ocean in both directions
  • William James Douglas Allum (1916-1992), Canadian NHL ice hockey defenceman and coach
  • Sir John Andrew Charles Allum CBE (1889-1972), New Zealand businessman and engineer, and was Mayor of Auckland from 1941 to 1953

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Allum Historic Events


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Allum Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John O D Allum, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Owen George Allum (d. 1912), aged 15, English Third Class passenger from Southall, London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEPPINGS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Seppings.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Allum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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