Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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 Olm family
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 Olm family
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Olm Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Olm family name include Elms, Elmes and others.
Early Notables of the Olm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Olm family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Olm surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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