Origins Available: English
name Killghan comes from when the family resided in the parish of Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. Some members of the Killghan family were also found in the township of Kilham found in the parish of Kirk-Newton in the county of Northumberland.
Early Origins of the Killghan family
The surname Killghan was first found in Yorkshire
and Cumberlandshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Killghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Killghan research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1200, 1709, 1762 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Killghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Killghan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Killghan has been recorded under many different variations, including Kilham, Killham, Killam, Killum and others.
Early Notables of the Killghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Killghan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Killghan or a variant listed above: John and Augustine Kilham, who sailed to Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 and William Killam to Barbados in 1668.