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Gillham Family History

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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Where is the Gillham family from?

You can see how Gillham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillham families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 33 Gillham families living in Ontario. This was about 89% of all the recorded Gillham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gillham families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gillham. 62% of Gillham men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gillham women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillham were Bricklayer and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    62%
  • Carpenter
    24%
  • Bricklayer
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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