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

Kilham Early Origins



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

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Kilham Spelling Variations


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Kilham Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Kilham has appeared include Kilham, Killham, Killam, Killum and others.

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Kilham Early History


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Kilham Early History



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

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Kilham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilham Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kilham arrived in North America very early:

Kilham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Austin Kilham, who arrived in New England in 1641
  • Daniel Kilham, who landed in New England in 1645
  • John Kilham, who arrived in New England in 1654

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilham (post 1700)



  • Leonard C. Kilham, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County 2nd District, 1869-71

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Kilham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilham 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 6 October 2015 at 10:52.

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