Hallam Family History

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Hallam Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern Yorkshire and East Midlands): regional name from the district in southern Yorkshire around Sheffield and Ecclesfield called Hallam, or a habitational name from a place of this name in Derbyshire. The Derbyshire name is from Old English halum, dative plural of halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ (see Hale 1). The Yorkshire district, sometimes called Hallamshire, is possibly of the same derivation or alternatively from hallum, dative plural of Old English hall ‘stone’, ‘rock’, Old Norse hallr.

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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Hallam Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hallam name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hallam. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hallam Family Origin

Where is the Hallam family from?

Hallam Family Occupations

What did your Hallam ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hallam family was Labourer. The most common Hallam occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Hallam's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hallam.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hallam ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hallam Historical Records

What Hallam family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Hallam Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hallam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hallam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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