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The Killam name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Some members of the Killam family were also found in the township of Kilham found in the parish of Kirk-Newton in the county of Northumberland.

Killam Early Origins



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

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Killam Spelling Variations


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Killam Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Killam has undergone many spelling variations, including Kilham, Killham, Killam, Killum and others.

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Killam Early History


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Killam Early History



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

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Killam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Killam Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Killam were among those contributors:

Killam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Killam went to Barbados in 1668

Killam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Killam, who arrived in Morgan County, Illinois in 1840
  • Samuel Killam, who landed in Morgan County, Illinois in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Killam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Killam (post 1700)



  • Oliver Winfield Killam (1874-1959), American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1896 Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1911-14
  • James Killam, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Glastonbury, 1839
  • Radcliffe Killam (1910-2007), American oilman, rancher, businessman, and philanthropist, son of O.W. Killam
  • Taran Hourie Killam (b. 1982), American actor, voice actor, comedian, singer, and writer
  • Frank Killam (1843-1911), Canadian politician in Nova Scotia, MP for Yarmouth (1869-1882)
  • Thomas Killam (1802-1868), Canadian shipbuilder and politician from Nova Scotia, MLA for Yarmouth County (1851-1867)
  • Albert Clements Killam QC (1849-1908), Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, railway commissioner, and 16th Puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Canada (1903-1905)
  • Oliver Winfield "O.W." Killam (1874-1959), Texas oilman and politician, State Representative from Grove, Oklahoma (1911-1914), State Senator from Delaware County, Oklahoma (1915-1918)
  • Izaak Walton Killam (1885-1955), Canadian financier; he rose from paper boy in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to become one of Canada's wealthiest individuals and founded the Killam Trusts

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Killam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Killam 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 27 November 2015 at 12:00.

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