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The ancestry of the name Kilghan dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Some members of the Kilghan family were also found in the township of Kilham found in the parish of Kirk-Newton in the county of Northumberland.

Kilghan Early Origins



The surname Kilghan was first found in Yorkshire and Cumberlandshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Kilghan Spelling Variations


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Kilghan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Kilghan have been found, including Kilham, Killham, Killam, Killum and others.

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Kilghan Early History


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Kilghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilghan research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1709, 1762 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Kilghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kilghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Kilghan, or a variant listed above: John and Augustine Kilham, who sailed to Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 and William Killam to Barbados in 1668.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Kilghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilghan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 April 2013 at 08:04.

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