Halom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Halom is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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."

Early Origins of the Halom family

The surname Halom 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] By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name was known as Hallinges, [2] and literally meant "settlement of the family of a man called Heall, " from the Old English personal name + "ingas." [1]

Important Dates for the Halom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halom research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1417, 1403 and 1405 are included under the topic Early Halom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Halom Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Halom has been spelled many different ways, including Hallam, Halam, Hallum and others.

Early Notables of the Halom family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Halom family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Haloms to arrive in North America: James Hallam who settled in Maryland in 1741; William Hallam settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Thomas and William Hallam settled in Newcastle co. Del. in 1855.

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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)
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