Almak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Scottish history reveals Almak was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Almak family
The surname Almak was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where this curious name is descended from Robert M'Kawele, Lord of Karsneloughe, who was living in 1370 in Guffok land in Nithsdale. Traditionally within the family name the first Allmack or Allmark was a MacAll who on migrating south to Yorkshire found it more fashionable to drop the Mac from his name to become accepted in the English society. Progressively the name became Allmack, Allmark, Allmoke, Hawmoke. William Allmack, one of the founders of Hong Kong was honored by Almack Place in that city.
Early History of the Almak family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almak research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Almak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Almak Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Almak has been spelled Allmark, Almark, Allmoke, Hawmoke, Hallmark, Allmack, Aulmark and many more.
Early Notables of the Almak family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Almak family to Ireland
Some of the Almak family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Almak family
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: Thomas Allmark who settled in Barbados in 1780.