The name Killum is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. Some members of the Killum 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 Killum family
The surname Killum was first found in Yorkshire
and Cumberlandshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Killum family
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Killum Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Killum has been spelled many different ways, including Kilham, Killham, Killam, Killum and others.
Early Notables of the Killum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Killum family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Killums to arrive in North America: John and Augustine Kilham, who sailed to Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 and William Killam to Barbados in 1668.