Gillham Family History

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Gillham Name Meaning

English: variant of William, from a central French form in which W is replaced by G. The spelling of this name has been further influenced by English habitational names ending in ham.

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

Similar surnames: Gilliam, Gillam, Gilham, Gillum, Millham, Gillem, Mileham, Gillman

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Gillham Family Origin

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Gillham Family Occupations

What did your Gillham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gillham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Gillham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gillham family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillham.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Gillham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Gillham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillham 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gillham. For the veterans among your Gillham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillham Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gillham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gillham in 1945 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillham 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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