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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAL-əm  [key]
Other Forms FormsHallum, Halam

Meaning & History

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.
Added 6/17/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 3/19/2024 by Paradiso36