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Gilliam Family History

Gilliam 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

793,272 Historical Documents with Gilliam on Ancestry.com
127,518 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,775 Military Records
2,517 Immigration Records
69,560 Census and Voter Lists
575,902 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gilliam Families

  • Number of Gilliam families
     178 - 354
     60 - 177
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gilliam families
     35 - 68
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gilliam families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gilliam census records

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Gilliam Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Gilliam families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Gilliam Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Gilliam families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Gilliam

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Gilliam Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gilliam census records

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Gilliam Civil War Service Records

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