Allums History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Allums 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.

Early Origins of the Allums family

The surname Allums 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 Allums family

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

Allums 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 Allums include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.

Early Notables of the Allums family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Allums family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Allums 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Allums (post 1700)

  • Darrell Wilbert Allums Jr. (b. 1958), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Kye Allums (b. 1989), former American college basketball player
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