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The ancestors of the bearers of the Hallam family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Hallam, a place name found in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. In Yorkshire, Hallam is found in the South Riding. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old Scandinavian word hallr, or from the Old English word hall, both of which meant "stony." The place name meant "the stony place, the place at the rocks." In Derbyshire there is a place called West Hallam and another called Kirk Hallam. These names are derived from the Old English word halh, which meant "remote nook of land." Kirk in the Old English meat "church;" the name as a whole would be "church in a remote place," while West Hallam was a "remote place in the west."

Hallam Early Origins



The surname Hallam was first found in Yorkshire at Hallam or perhaps at Halling, a village on the North Downs in the northern part of Kent that dates back to the 8th century when it was first listed as Hallingas. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name was known as Hallinges, [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "settlement of the family of a man called Heall, " from the Old English personal name + "ingas." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hallam Spelling Variations


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Hallam 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 Hallam include Hallam, Halam, Hallum and others.

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Hallam Early History


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Hallam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallam research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1417, 1403 and 1405 are included under the topic Early Hallam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hallam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hallam Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hallam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Hallam or a variant listed above:

Hallam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Hallam, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Hallam, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • William Hallam arrived in Barbados with his servants in 1680
  • William Hallam settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants

Hallam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Hallam landed at Maryland in 1741
  • James Hallam who settled in Maryland in 1741

Hallam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Hallam, aged 54, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Joaquin Hallam, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Thomas and William Hallam settled in Newcastle Co. Del. in 1855
  • Benjamin Hallam, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863
  • John Hallam, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863

Hallam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hallam, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Thomas Hallam arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Joseph Hallam, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Henry Hallam, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Thomas Hallam, aged 35, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"

Hallam Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hallam arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hallam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hallam (post 1700)



  • Norman Henry Hallam (b. 1920), English footballer who played from 1946 to 1954
  • John "Jack" Hallam (1869-1949), English professional footballer who played from 1888 to 1889, member of the Wales National Team in 1889
  • John Hallam DD (d. 1811), English prelate, Canon of Windsor from 1775 to 1811
  • Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-1833), English poet, son of Henry Hallam, best known as the subject of a major work, In Memoriam A.H.H. by his best friend Alfred Tennyson
  • Albert William Hallam (1869-1940), English cricketer, best remembered for his win in the County Championship of 1907
  • Tracey Jayne Hallam (b. 1975), English Olympic badminton player at the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Henry Hallam (1777-1859), English historian
  • Kerry Hallam (b. 1937), British impressionist artist who has produced approximately 12, 000 paintings; his work is held by Brigitte Bardot, Björn Borg and many others
  • Roger Murray Hallam (b. 1943), former Australian politician
  • John William Francis Hallam (1941-2006), Northern Irish character actor
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hallam Historic Events


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Hallam Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harry Hallam, British Able Seaman from Devon, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales May 1941 and died at the battle of Denmark Strait, before the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. George Hallam, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. George Ellis Hallam, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Ernest Hallam, English 2nd Class Cabin Bed Steward from Seacombe, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Hallam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hallam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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