Gillam Family History

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Gillam Name Meaning

English: variant of William, from a central French form in which W is replaced by G.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Gillum, Gilliam, Gillham, Gilham, Gillem, Millam, Gillman, Gillim

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Gillam Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gillam name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gillam. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Gillam Family Origin

Where is the Gillam family from?

Gillam Family Occupations

What did your Gillam ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillam. The most common Gillam occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 3% of Gillam's were Bricklayers. A less common occupation for the Gillam family was Frame Work Knitter.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Frame Work Knitter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gillam ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gillam Historical Records

What Gillam family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Gillam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Gillam. For the veterans among your Gillam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillam Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillam lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gillam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gillam in 1944 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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