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