Show ContentsAlm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Alm dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived as dwellers by the elms. The name means at the elms from the residence beside a clump of elm-trees.

Early Origins of the Alm family

The surname Alm was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Alm family

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Alm 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 Alm have been found, including Elms, Elmes and others.

Early Notables of the Alm family

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Alm Ranking

In the United States, the name Alm is the 17,475th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Alm 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 Alm, or a variant listed above: Rodolphous Elmes, who arrived in Boston in 1635; Richards Elmes, who came to St. Christopher in 1635; William Elmes, who arrived in Maryland in 1681; Edward Elms, who arrived in America in 1725.

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