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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



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Samuel Killam, who landed in Morgan County, Illinois in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Killam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Killam (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Oliver Winfield Killam (1874-1959), American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1896 Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1911-14 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Killam, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Glastonbury, 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. 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).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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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.

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