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Hallam Family History

Hallam Name Meaning

English (North Midlands): habitational name from Halam (Nottinghamshire) or from Kirk or West Hallam (Derbyshire) all named with the Old English dative plural halum ‘(at the) nooks or corners of land’ (from Old English halh ‘nook recess’; see Hale ). The name may also be derived from Hallam in Sheffield (Yorkshire) sometimes called Hallamshire named from Old English hallum ‘(at the) rocks’ the dative plural of Old English hall ‘stone rock’ Old Norse hallr. English: possibly a variant of Allam with prosthetic H-.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Allum, Hallum, Dallam, Haslam, Pallas, Ballam, Halla, Killam, Hallas

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Where is the Hallam family from?

You can see how Hallam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hallam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hallam families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,390 Hallam families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hallam's in United Kingdom. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Hallam families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hallam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hallam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hallam. 6% of Hallam men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Hallam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hallam were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Colliery Hewer
    4%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Hallam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hallam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hallam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Hallam. For the veterans among your Hallam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hallam lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hallam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hallam in 1941 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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