The origins of the Kilum name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. Some members of the Kilum 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 Kilum family
The surname Kilum was first found in Yorkshire
and Cumberlandshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Kilum family
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Kilum Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kilum were recorded, including Kilham, Killham, Killam, Killum and others.
Early Notables of the Kilum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kilum family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Kilum family emigrate to North America: John and Augustine Kilham, who sailed to Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 and William Killam to Barbados in 1668.