The name Kyllom is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the parish of Kilham in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. Some members of the Kyllom 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 Kyllom family
The surname Kyllom was first found in Yorkshire
and Cumberlandshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Kyllom family
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Kyllom Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Kyllom are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Kyllom include: Kilham, Killham, Killam, Killum and others.
Early Notables of the Kyllom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kyllom family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kyllom or a variant listed above: John and Augustine Kilham, who sailed to Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 and William Killam to Barbados in 1668.