Killam Family History

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Killam Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English habitational name Kil(l)ham, from places in Northumberland and East Yorkshire, so named from Old English cylnum ‘(at) the kilns’, dative plural of cyln.

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

Similar surnames: Kellam, Hallam, Fullam, Ballam, Kallam, Gillham, Silla, Villa, Millam

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Killam Family Origin

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Killam Family Occupations

What did your Killam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Killam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Killam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Killam family was Clerk In Store. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Killam.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Clerk In Store


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

Killam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Killam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Killam 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 Killam. 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 Killam. For the veterans among your Killam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Killam Life Expectancy

What is the average Killam lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Killam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Killam in 1945 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Killam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Killam 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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