Allume History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestry of the name Allume dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from 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 Allume family

The surname Allume 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.

Important Dates for the Allume family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allume research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1758, 1790, 1655 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Allume History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allume Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Allume have been found, including Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.

Early Notables of the Allume family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Allume family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Allume, or a variant listed above: 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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