Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found 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 Allyon family
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 Allyon family
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Allyon Spelling Variations
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 Allyon include Allam, Allem, Allum, Hallam, Hallum, Allom and others.
Early Notables of the Allyon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allyon family to the New World and Oceana
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 Allyon 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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