Mallam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mallam family

The surname Mallam was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1230 when William de Malham held a family seat at Malham Farm.

Important Dates for the Mallam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mallam research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Mallam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mallam 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 Mallam have been found, including Mallam, Malham, Maleham, Malam, Malem, Mallem, Malgham, Mallom, Mallum, Malhamdale, Malghom and many more.

Early Notables of the Mallam family (pre 1700)

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Mallam migration to the United States

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 Mallam, or a variant listed above:

Mallam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Annie Mallam, aged 22, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1892
  • J. Mallam, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1892
Mallam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • B. Mallam, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Ben Mallam, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Mrs. Ben Mallam, who immigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • William Thomas Mallam, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Thomas Mallam, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1924

Mallam migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mallam Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Robert Mallam, aged 23, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • George H. Mallam, aged 10, who settled in Hearts Content, Newfoundland, in 1923

Mallam migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mallam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Mallam (post 1700)

  • Julia Mallam (b. 1982), British actress
  • Heathcote Clifford "Cliff" Mallam (1909-2006), Australian politician

Citations

  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
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