My mother was an Almey, and whilst I come from Leicester, my branch stems from Broughton Astley, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire. They moved to Leicester about in the mid 1850's. However it is such an unusual name, I would guess, that there is some connection in the past. Its worth checking the Leicestershire and Rutland Family Society, I know there are others with an interest in the name. In the mean time I'll put your information ? section. You never at some point the connection may turn up.